DML Projects: 3D Printing from MRIs

The DML has been working with staff from the Cardiac Mechanics Research Group to format and print heart models from MRI data. We’re finding individual medical students and researchers needing to do the same, and we hope to build our skills with medical imaging in this coming year.

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for questions please email dmltech@ucsd.edu

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Call For Applications: Library Student Advisory Council – Yes There Is One!

img_8527Do you care about the Library and what it can do to support you and other students? Do you want to make a difference? Are you willing to share your ideas?

If the answer is YES, then APPLY to join this year’s Library Student Advisory Council (LSAC). The LSAC is dedicated to making Library spaces, services, and collections better for all UC San Diego students.

For more about the LSAC, go to library.ucsd.edu/about/lsac. Applications are due September 23.

Ultrawide Monitors in Geisel

Dell-UltraSharp-U3415W10 new Dell ultrawide monitors have been installed in Geisel’s 2nd floor East Learning Commons and 1st floor west. the 34″ screens offer increased productivity space without sacrificing desktop real estate. Come try them out!

Send questions or comments to LSPtech@ucsd.edu

WEST Reaches 500K Volumes

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Forum Journal 3, no. 3 (1989). WEST’s 500,000th volume is archived by Arizona State University Libraries. Issue cover image by Martin Stupich, Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), 1988. Photo by Amy Watson, Arizona State University Libraries, 2016.

Member libraries of the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST)— which includes the UC San Diego Library and other UC libraries—have reached a major milestone in creating a shared print library collection for the ages, successfully archiving half a million volumes.

Academic and research libraries participating in the Trust will celebrate the 500,000th volume archived at a members meeting held at the American Library Association’s annual conference in June 2016.

The five hundred thousandth volume is an issue of the Forum Journal a publication of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (Washington, D.C.). The print archive is held by Arizona State University Libraries and includes volumes contributed by several libraries in the region. Read more…

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DML Projects – Animation (using Flash and Wacom Cintiq Tablet

Even with top of the line equipment and software animation is an incredibly time consuming process. Watch Digital Media Lab assistant Virginia Velasquez draw, animate, and color a 30 second short (sped up 6000%)

For questions or comments email DMLtech@ucsd.edu or visit us in Geisel Library

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More 3D Printers!

The Digital Media Lab has acquired 2 more Makerbot Replicator 2s and added them to the study room reservation system.

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For questions or help making reservations stop by the DML or email DMLtech@ucsd.edu

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DML Projects: Beta Fish Puzzle

Our DML assistant Crystal used Photoshop to draw and model the fish slices, 3D printed them, then pulled the pieces off while they were still hot to make the fins flowy and natural looking.

Stop by and visit the Digital Media Lab in Geisel 2nd floor East wing, or send questions and comments to DMLtech@ucsd.edu

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Mobile Whiteboards and Markers

Want to draw out diagrams or work out equations visually? There are now multiple mobile whiteboards in the  East Learning Commons  and the West Commons near the Research Assistance Desk for student use while studying. Students may check out white board markers and erasers in the East Commons on floor 2 or at the Media Desk on floor 1.

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DML Projects: Sculpting the Sun God

Our newest employee Jorenne Flores took a crack at replicating the Sun God in a program called Meshmixer.

Send questions and comments stop by the DML or email  DMLtech@ucsd.edu

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Exhibit Sheds Light on Chinese Transcontinental Railway Workers

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Chinese work group for the Great Northern Railway, c. 1909. (Photo courtesy of Royal British Columbia Museum)

The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental, produced by the Chinese Historical Society of America and the Chinese Railroad Workers Project at Stanford University, is on display through February 29, 2016 in Geisel Library on the University of California, San Diego campus. The exhibit tells the undocumented story of thousands of Chinese migrants, who played an instrumental role in the construction of the nation’s first transcontinental railway in the 1860s.

In addition to the partnership with the Chinese Historical Society of America and the Chinese Railroad Workers Project at Stanford, the Chinese American Library Association’s Task Force on Chinese Railroad Workers, which seeks to increase awareness and appreciation for the contributions of Chinese Americans, helped to bring the exhibit to the campus.

A reception will be held on Friday, January 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Seuss Room in Geisel Library, to celebrate the opening of the exhibit at the UC San Diego Library, the first institution to host the exhibit after its debut last summer at Stanford University and the Chinese Historical Society of America. The reception will include remarks from: Hilton Obenzinger, associate director of the Chinese Railroad Workers Project and a Lecturer in American Studies & English at Stanford University; Simeon Man, a scholar of Asian American Studies and an assistant professor in UC San Diego’s Department of History; and Murray Lee, Curator of Chinese American History for the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. The event is free and open to the public. To make a reservation, please visit: http://lib.ucsd.edu/ironroadRead more…

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