October 20, 2014

Popular: UC San Diego Library Web App Now Provides Users With Real Time Computer Availability Info

The University of California San Diego Library partnered with the Academic Computing & Media Services team to make this service available via the library’s mobile web app. From UC San Diego: According to the Library’s Web manager, Steve Wieda, the app has been among the five most used resources on the Library’s mobile platform, with thousands […]

Reference Apps: UCSD Creates iPad App for Birders Named Visipedia

From the San Diego Union-Tribune: UC San Diego has developed a visual encyclopedia called Visipedia that’s initially meant to help birders to identify upwards of 500 species of North American birds. But it’s unclear whether this future iPad app is likely to become a hit. In an odd move, the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering […]

Digital Preservation: Chronopolis Earns High Marks as “Trustworthy Digital Repository” in CRL TRAC Audit

From the University of California, San Diego: The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has certified Chronopolis, a large-scale data preservation network, as a “trustworthy digital repository” that meets accepted best practices in the management of digital repositories. Chronopolis is led by the UC San Diego Libraries and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC […]

"Four UCSD Libraries to Close in Consolidation Move"

From a San Diego Union-Tribune by Pat Flynn: Four University of California San Diego libraries, including that of the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, are slated to be closed and their collections consolidated into other campus libraries in a cost-cutting move. “Scripps has a library that is 100-years old and recognized as the leading collection […]