New Exhibition of Dr. Seuss’s Original Drawings

The UC San Diego Library is proud to feature a new exhibition of selected original drawings by beloved children’s author, Dr.Seuss Boids BeastiesTheodor Seuss Geisel, on the main floor of the Geisel Library at UC San Diego through October 19, 2014.  The new exhibit, Dr. Seuss’s Boids & Beasties, showcases his whimsical and fantastical creatures, and creative talent.

The Library’s Special Collections & Archives is home to the renowned Dr. Seuss Collection. The Dr. Seuss Collection contains original drawings, sketches, proofs, notebooks, manuscript drafts, books, audio- and videotapes, photographs, and memorabilia. The approximately 8,500 items in the collection document the full range of Dr. Seuss’s creative achievements, beginning in 1919 with his high school activities and ending with his death in 1991.

The Dr. Seuss Collection is often featured in library exhibitions, including those celebrating the naming of Geisel Library in December, 1995, and annually for Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2.

CSU San Marcos library books not requestable this week

Due to a software changeover, books at the California State University San Marcos Library are not available via Circuit. This will last for a week and requesting should resume by Tuesday July 22nd.

For more about San Diego Circuit, see the UCSD Library’s Services page on Requesting books.

Want to Read a Banned Book?

Banned Books Week 2014 @ UC San Diego Library                                                           BBW

Virtual Read-Out Invitation

The Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event promoting the freedom to read by the American Library Association.

This year, the UC San Diego Library will record and share Virtual Read-Out videos in anticipation of the Live BBW Read-Out on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

You may participate in the Virtual Read-Out through a three minute video to:

  • Talk about a meaningful banned/challenged book, or
  • Read from a banned/challenged book.

Recording Times:

  • July 21, Monday, from 8:00am – 9:30 am
  • July 24, Thursday, from 8:00am – 9:30 am
    (you pick a 15 minute time slot by signing up)

Location: Seuss Room, Geisel Library                   BBW sign up                   

Details & to Sign up: http://ucsd.libguides.com/BBWparticipate

For ideas, visit:

See our Banned Books Week LibGuide for more information: http://ucsd.libguides.com/bannedbooks

Brought to you by the UC San Diego Library. Contact Adele at abarsh@ucsd.edu or 858-534-1249 for more information.

ASME Journals – expanded online access

UCSD now has access to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers e-journals archive. Previously, our online access to the ASME journals went back to 2000.

Expanded coverage includes: Journal of Applied Mechanics (1960-1999); Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (1977-1999); Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control (1971-1999); Journal of Heat Transfer (1960-1999); Journal of Engineering for Industry/Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (1959-1999); Journal of Solar Energy Engineering (1980-1999); Journal of Basic Engineering/Journal of Fluids Engineering/Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology (1959-1999).

IOP Ebooks – New Collection

UCSD has recently licensed the Institute of Physics Ebooks. This license will provide perpetual access to 35 titles being published throughout the year in two series: IOP Expanding Physics (which offers in-depth texts on key areas in Physics) and IOP Concise Physics (which contains shorter texts focused on rapidly advancing areas). The ebooks are DRM-free and available in HTML, PDF, and EPUB formats. Sample titles include:

978-0-750-31040-6cov               bk978-1-627-05273-3cover                 bk978-1-627-05416-4cover                bk978-1-627-05279-5cover

Insights from a UC San Diego Science Librarian

This month we had a chance to interview one of the UC San Diego Library’s expert science librarians, Deborah Kegel.DKonly2014

We asked Deborah five questions to learn more about her work, favorite research tip, what she’s reading, and what music she’s listening to right now.

1.  Describe what you do at the UC San Diego Library?

I’m the Librarian for Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, and the Physical Sciences & Engineering Reference Coordinator.

Working closely with the respective academic departments on campus, as well as faculty and students, my position is responsible for identifying and purchasing library materials and databases for these subject areas to support research, teaching and learning at UC San Diego. I also provide specialized research assistance in the Library, and online, and create unique webguides to help facilitate effective use of the myriad of research tools and library materials in these subject areas.

2.  What inspires you most about your job?

I most enjoy assisting students and faculty during the research process. It’s like being on the College Bowl team – you never know what someone will ask and you have to use your knowledge & experience to figure out where to look for the answer.  Teaching someone how to find the information is what I strive to do, so that, the next time, they’ll have acquired new knowledge and skills through the encounter that will enable them to research and find the information they are seeking more easily and quickly.

3.  Do you have a favorite research tip to share?

To locate the best, most-recent, and/or most accurate information, try a variety of resources, starting with the databases we recommend in your subject area. Often people think they can find the highest quality information in Google, but that’s usually not the case. Also, try searching in more than one of our specialized databases on your research topic and Ask a Librarian when you have questions. We can save you time and help you locate exactly what you need.

4.  What are you reading at the moment?

I’ve just finished Invisible Country: A Mystery by Annamaria Alfieri,  a fictional murder mystery set in 1860’s Paraguay. And, I was immersed in All the Light We Cannot See, a novel by Anthony Doerr that contains history, science, engineering and intrigue, all set in WWII France and Germany.

5.  What’s playing in your music library right now?

Emmylou Harris’ “Songs of the West”.  I’m also streaming classical and folk music available from the Classical Music Library.

Greening the Mothership

UC San Diego has a longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability, dating back to the pioneering climate change research of the university’s founder, scientist Roger Revelle. Since then, the University has continued to advance groundbreaking environmental research and sustainable, earth-friendly practices in all realms of university life — from landscaping with drought-tolerant plants to conservation-minded building operations.

Geisel_clouds2To help foster UC San Diego’s commitment to sustainability,  The Library provides access to specialized digital and printed resources relating to Environmental Studies, Climate and Atmospheric Science, and Environmental Policy. It has also established an Environmental Sustainability Group (ESG) to collaborate with campus partners and implement ideas that help to create sustainable facilities at UCSD.

Most recently, Annelise Sklar and Kim Kane of the UC San Diego Library published a book chapter, Greening the Mothership, in Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries, edited by Maria A. Jankowska. Greening the Mothership provides a detailed look into the work of the ESG and UC San Diego’s sustainability solutions in practice within the Library. It offers a unique case study on how academic libraries can encourage the incorporation of sustainability concepts in education, programming, and campus operations. Members of the Library’s ESG will also present a poster at the American Library Association’s annual conference titled, From the Ground Up: Promoting Sustainability in Academic Libraries.

We in the Library are committed to the development and enactment of practices that promote the fulfillment of sustainability principles.

Steampunk Tea at The Library

Steampunk TeaSteampunk Tea! Join futurists, adventurers, and writers from from the Clarion Science Fiction Workshop at UCSD for a lively event, Sunday, June 29, 3-5:00pm in Geisel.

The tea—which is free and open to the public— will be a celebration of steampunk literature, which re-imagines the Victorian Era with a sci-fi aesthetic in a steam-powered world. Steampunk Tea, 2012

Gaslight Gathering leader, Anastasia Hunter, will present a unique look into the Steampunk movement, and guests will enjoy live Steampunk-themed chamber music, films, Victorian Era paper theatre models, magic lanterns and a real working time machine!

http://libraries.ucsd.edu/blogs/events/steampunk-tea/

Steampunk Tea, 2012

ChemBioOffice 14 and SciFinder

The campus-wide site license for ChemBioOffice/ChemDraw is funded by ACMS and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and administered by ACMS. Questions about the license or registration codes should be directed to software@ucsd.edu. For questions about SciFinder, contact Teri Vogel.

UCSD faculty, staff and students can now download the new ChemBioOffice 14. Among the enhancements, you can send your ChemDraw structure and reaction queries directly to SciFinder without having to copy/paste or import into the SciFinder structure editor. Instructions and technical information after the jump.

Read more…

New Engineering, Computer Science and Life Sciences Lectures from Morgan & Claypool

The Synthesis Lectures are 50 to 100-page ebooks that synthesize topics of interest to students and researchers in computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, general engineering, mathematics, communications, human-centered informatics, human languages, and information science.  Colloquium Lectures are in Life Sciences and cover topics of interest to students and researchers in medicine, biology, and bioengineering.

New titles in Morgan & Claypool’s Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science:

New titles in Morgan & Claypool’s Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences:

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