Some early comments about the app:
Some early comments about the app:
Have an iPad? Help the Library evaluate a new research tool that is being considered for possible subscription.
The UC Libraries have set up a trial for BrowZine, an iPad app that lets you create a “bookshelf” of your favorite journals. Browse tables of contents, read articles, and send to EndNote, Zotero, Dropbox or whatever app you use to organize and manage your papers.
If you want to give it a test spin, search for “BrowZine” in the App Store and download the app for free; when initially launching BrowZine, select UC San Diego from the drop down list.
More information about BrowZine:
Springer’s SpringerLink science platform is now available in a free mobile app for iPhone and iPod touch, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. The app contains articles from over 2,000 peer-reviewed journals and chapters from 49,000 books, totaling over 5.4 million documents that span multiple areas of science, technology, and medicine.
Free content in the form of article abstracts, over 127,000 open access research articles, plus book and journal covers and other document details are included in the app. The SpringerLink app includes features like personalized notifications; “save” and “share” capabilities, including enabled sharing via email, Facebook, and Twitter; advanced search options; document details, including abstracts; and full-text views, which are available to UC and UCSD users if you are using the secure campus wireless network or VPN.
Update: to access full-text, you may need to enable VPN (see end of page for iPhone installation instructions). Without VPN, I haven’t been able to get to any articles even on the protected campus wifi. –Teri
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.
For the next two months, the UC Libraries will be testing bX,
an academic library recommender service that points users to relevant scholarly articles on the topics they’re researching via the UC-eLinks window. bX is a service of Ex Libris, UC’s vendor for UC-eLinks (SFX), and is similar to other recommender tools such as Amazon’s “Customers who bought this item also bought…” or Netflix’s preferences feature. bX generates its recommendations based on actual use of link resolver services using anonymized data contributed by academic institutions from all over the world.
This is what is it will look like, but please note that it will not appear every time you access UC-eLinks. Under the “Get Help” section you’ll find a links to give feedback on the bX Beta, and we encourage you to do so.
You can now search the library catalog from our mobile website, http://libraries.ucsd.edu/m.
Along with Maps, Hours, Contacts, Ask A Librarian, and links to mobile apps and sites for science/engineering, the site has now been updated with a beta version of a mobile library catalog.
There are a few limitations to be aware of, quoting the vendor: “The [Mobile Worldcat Local] site is not searching the same thing as the desktop search. At this time we are using the WorldCat API for the mobile Web site. The WorldCat API is more limited in what it searches.”
The UCSD Libraries now have a new mobile-friendly website that works on most smartphone browsers! Just point your browser to http://libraries.ucsd.edu/m/
The mobile site features the information you need on the go – our hours, contact info, directions, as well as several ways to ask us questions and finally a list of research tools from our collections that we’ve tested out on mobile devices. There is also a link back to the “regular” website, which does work on phone browsers but is more difficult to navigate on the small screen.
Among the research tools: links to mobile-friendly databases IEEE Xplore and PubMed, and links to publisher apps from ACS, AIP, IOP and Nature.
Please note, some of the research tools might not work optimally from all smartphone browsers, and some of them require you to be connected to the UCSD network–especially if you want to access full-text or PDFs of articles.
Please let us know what you think about this new site and if there is additional information you’d like to see from the libraries when you’re using your mobile device.
The crowd-science trend has reached Mars. Students and amateur scientists can now explore the Red Planet online, using software released today by Microsoft Research based on NASA images.
More from Wired Campus July 12, 2010
There is a known issue for EndNote 8 – X2 users where the year may be missing on imported 2010 references. A patch is already available for X2, and they’re currently working on patches for the older versions. Until then, you can manually update these records or try the global update option outlined on the page.
This does not affect EndNote X3 users.
You’ve finally have that Google Wave invite, you’ve logged in, and now what? Here are two resources to get you started: