First computer “bug,” an actual moth caught in the machinery of the Harvard Mark II computer, logged at 15:45 hours.
** From MAA math blog
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By Eugene Barsky on September 9, 2013
By Sally Taylor on August 29, 2013
The Library has a trial to the Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences, a collection of short (50-120 pages) electronic books (referred to as “lectures”) that synthesize a topic in the biomedical/life sciences. The lectures are published by Morgan & Claypool and are grouped in series, each having an editor prominent in the field. Sample series include: Building Blocks of the Cell, Integrated Systems Physiology, and Stem Cell Biology.
The trial is available at: http://resources.library.ubc.ca/page.php?details=colloquium-digital-library-of-life-sciences&id=2147
We are very interested in your feedback. Please let us know what you think of these e-books by completing the feedback form at:
If you have any questions, please contact Sally Taylor, Woodward Library.
Trial ends November 15, 2013.
By Eugene Barsky on August 29, 2013
In 1831 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday%27s_law_of_induction
(From MAA blogs)
By Eugene Barsky on August 27, 2013
From Michael White’s blog – http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.ca/2013/08/uspto-adopts-pdf-for-patent-documents.html
The USPTO has adopted PDF as the default format for displaying patent documents from its databases, making it one of the last (if not last) of the major patent offices to switch to the world’s most popular document image format. Since 1998, viewing US patent documents obtained from the USPTO website required the use of a TIFF plugin such as alternaTIFF or interneTIFF.
By Sally Taylor on August 20, 2013
When: August 29, 2013 10-4pm
Are you struggling with a particular feature(s) of Connect, want a quick recap or just need to discuss the structure of your course materials? Do you need help with creating your course reserves lists? Do you have questions about copyright and your course content? If yes, come to the Connect All-Day Drop-in, talk to the CTLT and UBC Library specialists and get one-on-one assistance with your Connect course, course reserves and copyright issues!
By Eugene Barsky on August 7, 2013
The UBC Faculty of Applied Science and CMC Microsystems have opened an innovative new microsystems research lab called the Adaptive Microsystems Laboratory, or “AdaMist”. The facility is now part of the nation-wide Embedded Systems Canada (emSYSCAN) initiative.
emSYSCAN is a five-year project worth over $50 million, and involves more than 350 university researchers spread across 37 Canadian institutions. The emSYSCAN infrastructure shortens the microsystem development cycle, leading to rapid commercialization, publication, and training of highly qualified personnel within a national and international multidisciplinary research environment.
By Eugene Barsky on August 7, 2013
Courtesy of MAA:
Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon finished drawing what some describe as “the world’s longest straight line.” Actually two straight lines, it forms parts of the boundaries between the U.S. states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
More information about:
Image credits – http://www.flickr.com/photos/padraics_travels/
By chbeck on July 19, 2013
By szagar on April 18, 2013
By szagar on January 31, 2013
February 1 – PubMed
February 1 – Keeping Current with Research
February 6 – Web of Science
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