Printing Change Coming!

Starting July 25, the ACMS computers in the Geisel Library will print to the Imprints IACCESS printing system that’s in use at other library computers as well as photocopiers.

We will not have ACMS printing in the libraries anymore. This includes the 1st floor “tunnel” lab as well as the Science & Engineering lab and InfoCommons area. The change to IACCESS printing in S&E will happen on August 1.

If you haven’t used IACCESS before, your UCSD photo ID card is your printing card. You can find out more about printing with this system at the Libraries’ Printing and Copying page

If you have money left in an ACMS printing account, you can still use it at other ACMS labs with printing. The closest ones are in the Price Center.
If you have any questions about printing in the libraries, please ask a library staff member or stop by the Imprints service window.

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Need a Study Room? Reserve It!

This month, the Libraries implemented a new system to allow UCSD students, faculty and staff to reserve study rooms up to 2 days in advance.

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April 19 UCSD Students Open Forum on Library Changes

UCSD Associated Students and the Graduate Student Association are sponsoring an Open Forum about Library Changes on Tuesday April 19th from 6:30-8pm in the Price Center Theatre. All students are invited to participate in an open forum with the University Librarian and the Associate University Librarian for User Services to discuss the campus budget situation and its implications for the UCSD Libraries.

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Data management services: Research Cyberinfrastructure (RCI)

RCI offers UC San Diego researchers the computing, network, and human infrastructure needed to create, manage, and share data. Principal investigators are encouraged to use the campus’s RCI in addressing federal sponsors’ existing and new data management requirements. SDSC’s favorable pricing can help researchers justify costs associated with data generation and management—costs that are increasingly included in proposal budgets.
For more information visit the new RCI website
or contact Ardys Kozbial, UC San Diego Libraries, 2-6537 akozbial @ ucsd .edu

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Budget News – UCSD Libraries

As most of you know, the Governor of California has recently proposed a $500 million cut to the University of California’s budget for the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year. To prepare for an anticipated $60 million cut, the campus has asked the Libraries to prepare for a $3 million budget cut, on top of the nearly $5 million in cuts the Libraries have absorbed to date.

The attached document describes the budget reductions suffered by the Libraries since 2008/09 and outlines the actions the Libraries will need to take to absorb an additional $3 million cut in 2011/12. This document has been shared with all campus Deans, Academic Affairs’ Department Chairs, the College Provosts, the Academic Senate leadership, the presidents of the Associated and the Graduate Student Association, and the Libraries staff in order to pave the way for the serious discussions we will need to have in order to downsize and rethink what we do and how we do it. The budget cut scenario outlined for 2011/12 includes further cuts to the collections budget and reducing the number of library buildings we staff and support from six to two.

I welcome your input on how we implement these changes over the next year, in order to focus on what will best serve our university community with significantly reduced resources.


Brian E. C. Schottlaender
The Audrey Geisel University Librarian

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E-Books Survey: We Need Your Feedback!

The University of California Libraries are surveying UC faculty/academics, staff, and students about their preferences among print and e-books while doing academic work. This information is being gathered to assist the UC libraries in planning future purchases, programs and services. Your participation in this survey is both voluntary and invaluable.
Enter e-books survey NOW
Enter now from Monday, October 11, 2010 through Monday, October 25, 2010

The survey will at some points specifically ask about Springer e-books. It is not necessary for you to have used Springer e-books, or in fact any e-books, for your feedback to be valuable to us.
The survey can be accessed directly at:

It shouldn’t take longer than 10 minutes and respondents who enter their name and email address will be entered into a drawing for one of five $50 gift certificates to the UCSD campus bookstore. Name and email addresses will not be used for any purpose beyond the drawing and will be destroyed after the drawing.

For more information, contact Deborah Kegel 534-1215

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Knovel University Challenge

The Knovel University Challenge has begun!

  • Use Knovel to answer engineering questions.
  • Get at least 3 answers correct, and your entry will be placed in a random drawing on December 1 for
    • An iPad:
    • $500 US cash prize
    • One of eight $50 Amazon gift cards

One of our graduate students won a Nintendo Wii last year, so let’s see if we can go two in a row!

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Changes to Roger REQUEST

As of  September 17, the UC San Diego Libraries’ main campus intra-library book/journal paging and delivery service (Roger Catalog Request) CEASED.

We are taking this step due to budget cuts. For more about budget cuts and the Libraries’, please see our Budget Cuts FAQ.


  • Requesting materials from off-campus/remote facilities, including the SIO Library and S&E Annex.
  • Recalling checked-out items and rush ordering materials
  • Requesting non-UCSD materials via services like Circuit, Melvyl Request and Interlibrary Loan.


  • Requesting/paging available and holdable items shelved at any main campus library for pickup at the same or another main campus library. This includes S&E and the other libraries in Geisel, as well as BML and CLICS.
  • Requesting/paging available and holdable items shelved at the SIO Library for pickup at the SIO Circulation Desk.

If you have any questions or comments about this change, please let us know.  Comments are read by Catherine Friedman, Associate University Librarian for User Services, and cc’ed to others in the Libraries.

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Txt ur ?s to us

You can now text your questions to librarians at UCSD (as well as visit us at a reference desk, call us, email us, IM us, or chat 24/7).

To text your question, send “AskUCSD” followed by your question to 66746.
For example: askucsd how late r u open
Save 66746 in your contacts as AskUCSD

The service is available Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Texts received outside these hours (including weekends & holidays) will be answered the following business day. Message and data rates may apply.

For more info:

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Library Hours, July 2-5

The Geisel Library Building will close at 6pm on Friday, July 2 (S&E will close at 5:45).  All UCSD Libraries will be closed July 3-5, and then reopen at their regular times on Tuesday, July 6.  (Libraries’ Hours)

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