Recently announced by Larry Conrad, Associate Vice Chancellor - IS&T and Chief Information Officer was the immediate availability of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications - including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator - at no additional cost to all faculty, students, and staff for both institutionally-owned and personal computers. This suite of downloadable desktop applications replaces the Creative Suite 6 Master Collection and Design Premium versions previously available for download, and includes the newest products, features and enhancements available for:
Features and Benefits:
If you have questions, please contact IS&T Software Central at firstname.lastname@example.org. The inclusion of these updated Adobe software products in the campus IT service catalog is part of ongoing efforts to improve and expand support for the needs of faculty, students, and staff. For a complete list of software products available for download, including Microsoft Office, visit Software Central.
From Library Journal
"A new article by Richard Van Noorden, Brendan Mahe & Regina Nuzzo and published on Nature News takes a look at the Top 100 most cited articles of all time (specifically back to 1900). The complete lists are also available as XLS files. The article begins:
"Fifty years ago, Eugene Garfield published the Science Citation Index (SCI), the first systematic effort to track citations in the scientific literature. To mark the anniversary, Nature asked Thomson Reuters, which now owns the SCI, to list the 100 most highly cited papers of all time. The search covered all of Thomson Reuter's Web of Science, an online version of the SCI that also includes databases covering the social sciences, arts and humanities, conference proceedings and some books. It lists papers published from 1900 to the present day."
We are happy to announce that the Library has obtained 3 data file sets from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) of California: Public patient discharge data; Ambulatory surgery data; Emergency department data.
These data files (CD-ROMs) are housed at UCB's Social Sciences Data Laboratory (D-Lab), 350 Barrows Hall.
Users must sign a Patient Level Data Use Agreement before using these.
The data are numeric data in comma-delimited text format and/or SAS dataset; text files in PDF and Excel formats. 2010, 2011, and 2012 data are available; newer CDs will be obtained by the Library as they are issued.
More details, including links to file documentation, are available in the OskiCat records:
UC Berkeley Library User Experience group would like to hear your thoughts on what you love about the library and what we could do to make it even better.
Please take a few minutes to take our five question survey at bit.ly/libuxsurvey2014. The survey closes on Thursday, November 6.
Or, if you wish, come down to the Public Health Library in 1 University Hall or one of the other subject libraries on campus and write some thoughts on an easel pad.
We are happy to announce that the Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) - a program the Library set up to provide funding for open access author fees and more - is now taking applications again. BRII supports UC Berkeley authors (faculty members, post-docs, graduate students, researchers) and publishers (Centers, Organized Research Units, and Departments) to make their publications free to all readers immediately upon publication.
In order to serve the widest demographic and stretch the limited funds, some changes have been made to the program.
For UC Berkeley authors, BRII will support article processing charges (APCs):
For UC Berkeley departmental publishers, BRII will support:
Reimbursement requests must be made within 6 months of the date of the BRII application.
For complete details, please see the BRII website. If you have any questions, please let us know.