“Holocaust and the Burden of History” is Focus of 2016-17 HLHW Series

burden-of-history The Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLWH) at the University of California San Diego kicks off a year-long series of educational events with two compelling programs this fall, underscoring this year’s theme “Holocaust and the Burden of History.” The 2016-17 workshop events will approach the Holocaust from various angles to shed light on lesser-known aspects of the atrocities committed, such as the transgenerational transmission of trauma. The series, now in its ninth year of programming, is presented by the UC San Diego Library and the UC San Diego Jewish Studies Program.

HLHW events are designed to broaden understanding of the past, foster tolerance, and preserve the memory of victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Members of the public and campus community are invited to attend the events to hear from local Holocaust survivors, witnesses, relatives, and scholars as they share their personal stories and memories. All events are free and held on the UC San Diego campus in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room from 5 to 7 p.m., with some exceptions as noted.

October 5—The Power of One: The Holocaust in Bulgaria with Aaron Cohen
The Lou Dunst Memorial Lecture

The first event this fall will be held on Wednesday, October 5, featuring Aaron Cohen, a Jewish Holocaust survivor born in Bulgaria in 1929. Bulgaria officially joined the Axis powers on March 1, 1941 and the stage seemed set for the deportation of the local Jewish community. Thanks to the intervention of King Boris who refused to give in to the pressure of his German allies, thousands of Jews miraculously survived. Among them was Aaron Cohen. Read more…

Compendex/Knovel Search Update and the Knovel Academic Challenge (Oct 10-Nov 13)

The Engineering (formerly Knovel) Academic Challenge is back.

Engineering Academic ChallengeFrom October 10-November 13, join students at other universities in a competition to answer real-world engineering questions using the Knovel and Compendex databases. A new set of questions will go up each week, starting with the theme “Energy for the Sustainable Future” and ending with “The Future of Transport.” There will be weekly winners as well as some grand prize winners announced at the end of the five weeks.

To participate, first register at www.elsevier.com/eac, and when prompted select University of California as your academic institution. The first problem set will go live on Monday, October 10. You can check the leaderboard to view campus rankings.

New: Search Knovel within Compendex

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Springer & Nature access restored Sunday

Update: Springer and Nature sites are back online as of 10 am Sunday. (Outage was since 6:30 am PDT Saturday). Apologies for the inconvenience if you wanted to read an e-book or e-journal on Saturday.  If you experience any problems, please contact us at Ask a Librarian (email, phone, or in person) http://libraries.ucsd.edu/help/ask-a-librarian/ and we’ll assist you.


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Geisel After Dark 2016

150_geiselafterdarkCome and learn more about how a wide variety of library and campus units can support your success at UC San Diego, while enjoying free snacks, games, and activities.

Mark your calendar to attend the Library’s third annual Geisel After Dark Student Success & Safety Information Fair on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 8:00 – 10:00pm in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room. Special highlights include a self-defense demonstration by the UC San Diego Police Department and the chance to win one of several $20 TritonCash gift cards.


Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with featured speaker Kim Katrin Milan

Please Note: This event has sold out. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis if space becomes available.

kim-katrin-milan-1100-by-400Join award-winning educator, activist, writer and artist Kim Katrin Milan, for

All of Us or None of Us: Intersections and Allyship.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Seating is limited, so RSVP at:


All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

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The Revolution Will Not Be Funded (book)

This presentation explores multiple intersections of identity within the LGBTQ community—including race, gender and ability—as powerful sites of community organizing. Milan approaches activism as an important agent for changing systems and examines how diverse groups have different bases of accountability and issues they mobilize around. By establishing a shared language and deconstructing systems of oppression, Milan emphasizes the importance of sustainability and self-care. Drawing on her background as the daughter of a librarian and one of the owners of the oldest LGBT bookstore in the world, Milan addresses the cultural shifts made by Queer and Trans folks, using current social media-based examples. Attendees will gain a solid foundation for understanding the experiences of others, and tangible strategies for solidarity and how to act in allyship. Read more…

Chronopolis Teams up with DuraSpace to offer New Digital Preservation Cloud Services

duracloud_logo_transparentThe TRAC-certified Chronopolis digital preservation network at the UC San Diego Library is collaborating with DuraSpace to offer the DuraCloud Enterprise Chronopolis subscription plan, which provides DuraCloud customers with a wide range of benefits, including geographic replication and synchronization of content between three diverse Chronopolis storage locations; web-based administrative dashboard with deposit workflow; access to deposit transaction information; end-to-end content integrity monitoring in a dark storage option, and included bandwidth.

Chronopolis leverages high-speed networks, mass-scale storage capabilities, and the expertise of the partners—National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, in addition to the UC San Diego Library—to provide a geographically distributed, heterogeneous, and highly redundant archive system. The network has the capacity to preserve hundreds of terabytes of digital data of any type or size, with minimal requirements on the data provider. Read more…

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Professor Sarah Schneewind Presents: The Dark World of the Dead in the Founding of the Ming Dynasty

zhong-kui-talismanPlease join us for a presentation by UC San Diego history professor Sarah Schneewind

Thursday, October 13, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 PM

Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public.

Click here to RSVP

The Ming dynasty was founded in 1368 and called “Bright.” The emperor was called “The Son of Heaven,” meaning that as long as he governed rightly he would enjoy the support of Heaven and Earth, high and benevolent gods who were the parents of all the people. But the Ming dynasty also relied on some very dark spiritual forces, as this talk will show.

Professor Sarah Schneewind earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1999. She has been teaching at UC San Diego since 2005 and previously served as the President of the Society for Ming Studies. Her publications include Community Schools and the State in Ming China and A Tale of Two Melons: Emperor and Subject in Ming China, a study of a curious incident in the early Ming. Click here to learn more about Professor Schneewind.

Alongside the lecture, an exhibit of tomb objects from Ming Dynasty representing daily life and spiritual beliefs are available for viewing. These items are on loan for one day only from the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.

For questions, please contact the event coordinator, Mariah Fellows, via email at mfellows@ucsd.edu. Click here for parking information.

BrowZine – Stay Current with Your Favorite Scholarly Journals

UC San Diego faculty, staff and students now have access to BrowZine. It’s a service that allows you to browse, organize, read and keep up with your favorite scholarly journals licensed by UC San Diego, either on your desktop/laptop via their website, or through an app on your mobile device. BrowZine covers arts, humanities, social science, engineering and science journals from hundreds of commercial, society, and university press publishers. We have licensed it through June 2018, at which point we will decide whether or not to continue licensing, based on usage, available funding, and user feedback.

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Tour Geisel Library

Get to know Geisel! Click here to schedule your tour today for Welcome Week 2016.

These tours showcase the wide variety of study spaces, library collections, technologies, equipment, and amenities offered within Geisel Library, and offer an introduction to the many services its staff provide. Services and spaces offered in the nearby Biomedical Library Building are also mentioned. Tours are approximately 45-60 minutes. Visit library.ucsd.edu/spaces/tours for more information.


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.


for questions please email dmltech@ucsd.edu

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