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$1 Book Sale - April 1 - Math/Stat, Physics, Engineering, EECS, Chemistry

$1 BOOK SALE -- Math/Stat, Physics, Engineering, EECS, Chemistry
1500+ volumes

Friday, April 1
11am - 1pm
132 Doe Library

All are welcome! Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Chemistry - selling for no more than $1 each.

This sale will take place in Room 132 Doe, the site of the Library's old bookstore. Though other books may be visible, only the designated Math and Science volumes are available in this sale.

This special sale is in addition to our standard Cal Day sale (in all subjects) which will be held in 303 Doe on April 16.

Mar 29, 2016 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

The Materials Project

The Materials Project


The Materials Project provides open web-based access to computed information on known and predicted materials as well as powerful analysis tools to inspire and design novel materials. Through computational modeling and supercomputing, the Materials Project allows the user to assess how different atoms and molecules interact with each other. The Materials Explorer is the core tool, or app, through which users can query all of the data in the materials compound database through an interactive Periodic Table of Elements. With 66,140 computed compounds, users discover a number of material properties including compound formation energy, stability, bandgap, density, volume, and more. This app, along with seven others (including the crystal toolkit, structure predictor, and the battery explorer) allows researchers to compute the properties of compounds before materials are synthesized in a lab, all of which save money, time, and guesswork.

The Materials Project was founded by two current UC-Berkeley Materials Science and Engineering professors, Dr. Kristin Persson and Dr. Gerbrand Ceder. The Project is supported by the US Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, MIT, and the Battery Materials Research Program. For more information on collaborators, visit About the Materials Project.

Mar 18, 2016 | Categories: New Resources, Featured Resource | asackmann

NCBI Workshop: SRA and dbGaP

NCBI logo

On Wednesday, March 23 from 9 - 11 am PDT, NCBI staff will present a workshop for advanced users of SRA and dbGaP who are interested in using public datasets, and:

  • Use and move large genomic datasets,
  • Use cloud computing for analyzing genomic datasets,
  • Express an interest in doing parallel work on genomic datasets,
  • Or are well-versed in RNA-Seq, variant calling, or metagenomics.

The registration link lists the specific topics the workshop will cover. For a more general explanation of NCBI's genomic resources, please visit NCBI Learn for webinars and factsheets pertaining to dbGaP, SRA, and more.

Reposted from NCBI News.

Mar 17, 2016 | Categories: News & Events, Workshops | esmith

ProQuest and RefWorks downtime March 12

ProQuest will be unavailable for up to 8 hours starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 due to scheduled maintenance. RefWorks will also be unavailable at that time.

This outage will affect a number of our databases including the following:

  • Agricola
  • Digital Sanborn Maps
  • Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts)
  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts
  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
  • GeoRef
  • Historical Newspapers
  • PAIS International
  • PsycInfo
  • Sociological Abstracts
Mar 11, 2016 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

Love Your Data Week, Feb 8th - 12th

Love Your Data Week is a nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness about research data management, sharing, and preservation. Activities and events will be held from February 8th - 12th to promote data management awareness.

Follow the conversation at #LYD16.

Two data management events will be held in the library during this week.

1. Love Your Data Pop Up in BIDS (Doe 190) Tuesday, February 9th from 1-3 pm

Stop by the Pop Up to learn how to create a data portfolio to showcase your skills, get free access to unlimited cloud storage, or play a round of Data Bingo - you might win a prize! Also available at the Pop Up: one-on-one data advisory services, help finding data for your next project, recommendations for analysis and tools, and much more!

2. Out of the Archives, Into your Laptop Workshop (Doe 308A) Friday, February 12th from 2-3:30 pm

This workshop will focus on capturing visual and manuscript materials, but will be useful for any researcher collecting research materials from archives. Topics will include smart capture workflows, preserving and moving metadata, copyright, and platforms for managing and organizing your research data, The workshop will be co-presented by Mary Elings (Bancroft Library), Lynn Cunningham and Jason Hosford (Art History Visual Resources Center), and Jamie Wittenberg and Camille Villa (Research IT).

This campaign is a partnership between the Library, Research Data Management, Research IT, bConnected, Bancroft, Digital Humanities, ETS, and BIDS.

Posted by Anna Sackmann, Science Data & Engineering Librarian; content by Jamie Wittenberg, Research Data Management Service Design Analyst

Feb 05, 2016 | Categories: News & Events, Workshops, Scholarly Communication | asackmann

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