Location: Kathleen A. Zar Room.
Drop by Crerar Library and watch a 3D video tour of the human body including the brain and other internal organs. Using images captured with contemporary medical scanning technologies this looping film will run every 5-10 minutes.
3D glasses will be provided.
Refreshments will be served.
The Library is implementing a new catalog this summer and it is presently available for beta testing at catalog.lib.uchicago.edu. It provides many new features including a better display of electronic access for journals and ebooks.
Electronic access to both journals and books is now displayed in search results:
The catalog also offers suggested search terms for search queries:
Additional features include the display of the current availability of items on the search results page.
My Account features, such as emailing, saving, and exporting records are still be developed in the new catalog. Unfortunately, lists created by users of the current Catalog and MyDiscoveries records saved by users of Lens cannot be migrated to the new Library Catalog. The Library will soon post instructions on how users can export these records, and users will have at least until the end of June to do so.
Please share your comments with us on the feedback form, also available from the Catalog header. We are particularly interested in your feedback regarding visual design and layout, organization of results and records, ease and effectiveness of search construction, and the quality and ranking of results.
A short video introduction to the new catalog is also available as well as more information about the new catalog.
This workshop has been cancelled.
Scopus Training for the Biomedical and Physical Sciences
Friday, March 14th at 11:30 in the Kathleen A. Zar Room, Crerar Library.
Representatives of Elsevier’s Scopus database will be on campus providing training in using the Scopus database. Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Scopus includes research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts and humanities. Coverage of the database is global.
Lunch will be provided by Elsevier. Register here.
Updated March 11, 2014.
“Data: Collecting, Using, Managing”
3rd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium
April 25, 2014
The John Crerar Library
The University of Chicago
Data is captured by computers and instruments on a continual basis, flooding researchers in images, video, audio, logs, simulations, and more. This data is crucial to research, teaching and learning at academic institutions around the world. Understanding the impact of data on researchers, libraries and institutions as a whole is critical to achieving long-term data preservation, appropriate sharing among communities, and enabling transformative new science. This symposium will provide participants with an understanding of how data is used in real world applications, as well as examples of collaborative efforts between institutions, groups or individuals specific to collection, use, access, preservation and overall management of data.
Schedule and registration information is available at: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/crerar/zar/
Date/Time: 2/27/2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Crerar Library Computer Classroom
This workshop will give a brief introduction to shared-memory parallel programming using the OpenMP standard. It is designed to give people with little to no parallel programming experience knowledge of basic parallel programming topics, examples of applying OpenMP to existing problems, and strategies for avoiding common errors and pitfalls. The tutorial will begin with an introduction to the concept of parallel programming and a discussion of how to identify problems that may benefit from parallelization. This will be followed by an introduction to the OpenMP API, with an emphasis on parallelizing existing serial codes. Examples in both C and Fortran will be provided.
Prerequisites: * Familiarity with C, C++, or Fortran
The 3-part PBS series, Your Inner Fish, based on Neil Shubin’s book of the same name, premiers April 9. From PBS: “How did your body become the complicated, quirky, amazing machine it is today? University of Chicago anatomist Neil Shubin uncovers the answers in this new look at human evolution. Using fossils, embryos and genes, he reveals how our bodies are the legacy of ancient fish, reptiles and primates — the ancestors you never knew were in your family tree.”
Find out more at http://www.pbs.org/your-inner-fish/home/.
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (LWW) journals that the Library subscribes to are now available on BrowZine. Enjoy browsing, reading, saving and sharing articles with BrowZine on your iPad.
For information about getting start with BrowZine, read this post.