Upgrade and Afterlife: Canon Printers are Being Replaced by Cal1Card Book Scan and Print Stations

Say goodbye to the Canon copier in Graduate Services this week, because it will be retired by the weeks end. The UC Berkeley Library’s contact with Canon ends August 31, but Graduate Services will receive its new book scan and printer station August 17th. Or so I am told. This new book scan and print station will not take the old Equitrac print cards, as it will be brought to life by Cal1Cards each time you need to delve into some duplication. But don’t fret, if you have a few bucks still jingling inside an old Equitrac card, there will be an old timer copier sitting in the Reference Hall right outside Graduate Services you can use. But make sure to use up all the change on those Equitrac cards, because all the Canon copiers will go the way of the Ford Pinto come the end of August. So, put some funds on your Cal1Card card and bring a flash drive with you to grab some duplications from the new book scan and print stations in Graduate Servcies. A loaded Cal1Card and flash drive are now the keys to your research success. More information on this newfangled process can be found right here. Enjoy.

Time is Money and Abbreviations are Gold: Intersession Hours in Graduate Services.

Yes, it is intersession time again, and sadly Graduate Services will not be open our usual hours. From August 15th to the 24th our hours will be abbreviated like a text message conversation. We will only be open from 10am-5pm Monday through Friday. But chipper up, Graduate Services will be like a good, long, old fashioned telephone conversation before you know it, as normal hours return August 25th.

Dropping Names and Falling Higher: New Books In Graduate Services in July

What a month July was! Look at all these books that arrived! Can you believe it! I think July 2011 will be remembered more for how many books arrived here in Graduate Services than this past July 4th you can’t remember or forget (the conundrum of a very good time). Though I can’t remember what the record was to verify this fact, the amount of books coming in to Graduate Services must be a new monthly record! Agamben, Barthes, Blanchot, Baudrillard, Auden, Badiou, Berry, Bishop, Bly, Kristeva, Kennedy, Mamet, Latour, Rorty, Rich, Pound, Oates. And then there are books by UC Berkeley faculty memebers Abel, Alter, Chandra, Hass, Fudge, Reed, Kaes, Sas, Vernon, Nylan, Largier, as well as a book of essays in honor of Jan de Vries. I’m dropping names like they are rocks and I’m looking down a great big well. And you know what. Maybe I am. A great big well of knowledge right here on the Graduate Services new book shelves. And now my time is up and I didn’t even get to mention that the first books from Alasdair Gray, the newest member of the Modern Authors Collection, arrived in July too. Drop his name and see what happens.



Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow by Elizabeth Abel


Nudities by Giorgio Agamben


Democracy In What State? edited by Giorgio Agamben


The Art of Biblical Narrative by Robert Alter


Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible by Robert Alter


The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue by W.H. Auden


The Communist Hypothesis by Alain Badiou


Tom Stoppard: A Bibliographical History by William Baker and Gerald N. Wachs


Incidents by Roland Barthes


Mourning Diary: October 26.1977-September 15, 1979 by Roland Barthes


The Agony of Power by Jean Baudrillard


The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford by Wendell Berry


Elizabeth Bishop And The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence edited by Joelle Biele


Poems by Elizabeth Bishop


Prose by Elizabeth Bishop


Political Writings, 1953-1993 by Maurice Blanchot


Talking into the Ear of a Donkey by Robert Bly


Oxford Dictionary of Critical Theory by Ian Buchanan


Heisenberg in the Atomic Age: Science and the Public Sphere by Cathryn Carson


Love and Longing in Bombay: Stories by Vikram Chandra


Red Earth and Pouring Rain by Vikram Chandra


The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad: Suspense, A Novel edited by Gene M. Moore


The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad: Youth, Heart of Darkness, and The End of the Tether edited by Owen Knowles


The Birth of Modern Europe: Culture and Economy, 1400-1800: Essays in Honor of Jan de Vries edited by Laura Cruz and Joel Mokyr


Spirit of Resistance: Dutch Clandestine Literature During the Nazi Occupation by Jeroen Dewulf


Theodore Dreiser: Political Writings edited by Jude Davies


The Journals and Diaries of E.M. Forster v.1-3 edited by Philip Gardner


Renaissance Beasts: Of Animals, Humans, and Other Wonderful Creatures edited by Erica Fudge


Lanark: A Life in Four Books by Alasdair Gray


A Life in Pictures by Alasdair Gray


Unlikely Stories Mostly by Alasdair Gray


On Teaching Poetry by Robert Hass


The Concept of Time: The First Draft of Being and Time by Martin Heidegger


Spectacle and Sacrifice: The Ritual Foundations of Village Life In North China by David Johnson


Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War by Anton Kaes


Sacred Violence: Torture, Terror, and Sovereignty by Paul W. Kahn


You Have to be Careful in the Land of the Free by James Kelman


Indelible Acts by A.L. Kennedy


Looking For the Possible Dance by A.L. Kennedy


Night Geometry and the Garscadden Trains by A.L. Kennedy


Original Bliss by A.L. Kennedy


Hatred and Forgiveness by Julia Kristeva


In Praise of the Whip: A Cultural History of Arousal by Niklaus Largier


Letters to Monica by Philip Larkin edited by Anthony Thwaite


On the Modern Cult of the Factish Gods by Bruno Latour


The Gadamer Dictionary by Chris Lawn and Niall Keane


Race by David Mamet

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Lives of Confucius: Civilization’s Greatest Sage Through the Ages by Michael Nylan and Thomas Wilson


Siting Translation: History, Post-Structuralism, and the Colonial Context by Tejaswini Niranjana


A Widow’s Story by Joyce Carol Oates


On What Matters v.1-2 by Derek Parfit (The Berkeley Tanner Lectures)


New Selected Poems and Translations by Ezra Pound edited by Richard Sieburth


Ezra Pound to His Parents: Letters 1895-1929 edited by Mary De Rachewiltz, A. David Moody, and Joanna Moody


Mixing It Up: Taking On the Media Bullies and Other Reflections by Ishmael Reed


Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010 by Adrienne Rich


The Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age by Harriet Ritvo


The Rorty Reader by Richard Rorty edited by Christopher J. Voparil and Richard J. Bernstein


Experimental Arts in Postwar Japan: Moments of Encounter, Engagement, and Imagined Return by Miryam Sas


Hunger: A Modern History by James Vernon


Death Likes It Hot by Gore Vidal writing as Edgar Box


Native Land: Stop Eject by Paul Virilio, Raymond Depardon, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Mark Hansen, Laura Kurgan, and Ben Rubin


The Complete Short Story Omnibus by H.G. Wells


The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf: Between the Acts edited by Mark Hussey

Aug. 24th Sacramento Instruction: PubMed’s My NCBI Hands on

RSVP by Monday, August 22nd to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

* Do you want to save your PubMed search(es) and receive e-mail updates as new relevant citations are added to PubMed?

* Did you know you could permanently store citations you find from a PubMed search?

* Do you want to share a list of citations with colleagues?

* Are you interested in customizing the PubMed display such that searches are “filtered” into categories of your choice?

* Are you interested in keeping track of searches run and citations viewed during the previous 6 months?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s PubMed’s My NCBI Hands-on class!

Topics covered will include:
1. How to register for a My NCBI account
2. How to save searches and have PubMed periodically re-run the search   and automatically e-mail you new citations
3. How to permanently save and share citations in My NCBI
4. How to set up search filters in PubMed, so search results are sorted into your desired categories (e.g., age groups, citations that link to other databases, etc.)
5. Other features of My NCBI

Class: PubMed’s My NCBI Hands-On
When: Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 10:30am-12 pm
Where: Enterprise Training Room, 1500 Capitol, Room 72.169 (Computer Training Room)

This class is intended for CDPH staff who have used PubMed and who want to learn about some of its customizable features.

This class will assist you in keeping aware of new literature in your field. It will help save you time by allowing for the saving of searches and search results (citations), and will facilitate collaboration by letting you create shared citation sets.

Please note: This class is limited to 12 participants.  A waiting list will be created, if necessary, for an additional class.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend, if appropriate.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, August 22nd to Judy Bolstad at jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

These training sessions are free to CDPH employees. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.

Aug. 10th Richmond Instruction: PubMed Advanced Hands on

RSVP by Monday, August 8th to Michael Sholinbeck at
msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

* Want to learn more about finding and using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)?

* Want to know how to effectively use MeSH subheadings?

* Want to learn how to use “evidence-based medicine” filters?

* Want to learn about using PubMed’s Topic-Specific Queries, such as Comparative Effectiveness, Healthy People 2010, Health Disparities, Toxicology, and more?

* Need to know if a specific journal is indexed in PubMed?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s PubMed Advanced Hands-On class!

Topics covered will include:

1. More about MeSH
2. Using MeSH Subheadings effectively
3. Clinical Queries
4. Topic-Specific Queries
5. Journals in NCBI Databases
6. Using LibX for CDPH

Class: PubMed Advanced Hands-On
When: Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 10:30-12 pm
Where: CDPH Richmond Campus, Building P, Room 1246 (Computer Training Room)

Class Objective:  This class will teach participants skills to efficiently and effectively search PubMed to retrieve current relevant scientific literature for their job.

Audience: This class is intended for CDPH staff who are already using PubMed and wish to learn some advanced features. It is recommended that you have already taken the PubMed Basics class or already have a basic understanding of and ability to search PubMed. This class will not cover what was covered in the PubMed Basics class.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend, if appropriate.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, Aug. 8th to Michael Sholinbeck at msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

NON-BUILDING P OCCUPANTS: Please make sure to register so your name will be on the class participant list given to the Building P Security Desk for entry into Building P.

Please note: This class is limited to 16 participants. A waiting list will be created, if necessary, for an additional class.

These hands-on training sessions are free to CDPH employees. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.