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E-reading’s future may not be iPad, but Blio

Friday, February 5th, 2010

From eSchool News:

Blio’s makers say it will allow students to interact with textbooks in full color.

“Despite all the buzz about Apple’s iPad tablet and how it could be useful for reading electronic textbooks, a new software program on the way might hold even more promise for education.

Blio, a free eReader program that is expected to be available in February, reportedly will allow users to read more than a million electronic books on nearly any computer or portable device, with the ability to highlight and annotate text, hear the text read aloud, and more.

Blio was announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and is the brainchild of education technology pioneer Ray Kurzweil, creator of Kurzweil Educational Systems and a range of assistive technology products.

Linking Electronic Resources in Coursework & CCNet: Engineering Library Workshop

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Please bring your lunch and join the Engineering Library for their continuing series of workshops. This workshop will give an overview of the options within CourseWork and CCNet for linking to licensed electronic content for required or supplemental course reading. Examples of e-books, e-book chapters and journal articles will be covered. More information at the Engineering Library blog.

Local Harvest

Friday, November 20th, 2009
Local Harvest

The Sounds of Science

Friday, October 23rd, 2009
The Sounds of Science

The Sounds of Science is a small group of graduate students and recent alumni of UC Berkeley that share a common love of science and music. Our aim is to promote awareness of science to the community of all ages through fun music videos available free on the internet.”

Safety song
Safety comes first! Bokor monster learns that while science is fun, it’s important to be aware of the many hazards in the lab.

What a wonderful surprise!: when certain things get really really small, they behave much differently than they normally would. Glory sings about what it means to be nano, and some of the applications of nano-sized materials.

Science of Synthesis Webinars Training Schedule for Nov. and Dec.

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Science of Synthesis Webinars Training Schedule

Are you getting the most benefit from the Science of Synthesis online reference work in synthetic methodology? Learn about the powerful search and navigation capabilities available in Science of Synthesis and how this toolbox of evaluated synthetic methods can save you time and help you work more efficiently.

What you’ll learn…
Locating critically evaluated synthetic methods and full experimental procedures for a functional group transformation using:


Periodic Tables

Friday, October 23rd, 2009


This year’s NCW theme celebrated the Periodic Table of the Elements. To view more resources on periodic tables, go to the Resources for NCW 2009 site or see Swain’s Periodic Tables page.

National Chemistry Week 2009

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

National Chemistry Week

October 18–24, 2009


It’s not too late to celebrate!

National Chemistry Week 2009: “Chemistry — It’s Elemental!”

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Mark your calendar: This year’s National Chemistry Week (NCW) celebration will be October 18–24, 2009, and the NCW theme this year is “Chemistry — It’s Elemental,” in recognition of the 140th anniversary of the Periodic Table of the Elements.


General Library Information

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Library Maps (pdf)

Library Hours

Publish or Perish

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009


Are you applying for tenure, promotion or a new job? Do you want to include evidence of the impact of your research? Is your work cited in journals which are not ISI listed? Then you might want to try Publish or Perish, designed to help individual academics to present their case for research impact to its best advantage.