Synthesis Digital Library Update for August and September, 2012
Today is Geologic Map Day! In honor of this celebration, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Association of American State Geologists (AASG) have released a redesigned National Geologic Map Database. The National Geologic Map Database pulls together geologic maps from the USGS, state geological surveys, and other publishers to help users find geologic mapping of locations across the U.S.
The redesign upgrades both the interface and underlying infrastructure, utilizing the latest technologies to improve search and discovery. This includes the brand new MapView search.
|Mendeley is a desktop & web program used for managing and sharing research papers, data and collaborating online. Mendeley is free to download.|
|There will be a Mendeley Presentation on Thursday, October 18, 2012.
9-10:30am in the Training Room, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library, VLSB. All are welcome.
Celebrate Homecoming by acquiring some good books and maps!
Date: Saturday, October 6
Time: 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Book sale (303 Doe): Hunt for treasures in our selection of 3,000 books. Most are hardbound works from donated collections, covering virtually every subject collected by the University Library. Prices vary, but all are low. Don't miss this chance to add to your own library!
Map sale (190 Doe): Don't miss this special sale of nearly 3,000 duplicate and superseded maps priced at $1 each (or 25 maps for $20). The maps are mostly USGS topographic quadrangles, nautical and aeronautical charts, and a small assortment of other topographic, street, and tourist maps.
More tours and events can be found at the Homecoming 2012 website.
The Library will be sponsoring a number of events during Open Access Week and all are invited to attend! There are two events of particular interest for faculty and researchers in the sciences:
More information about these events and other scholarly communication issues can be found on The Library's Scholarly Communication News at Berkeley blog.