Library Updates

New Library Hub: Site of Oculus Virtual Reality Demonstrations

Want to learn how to use the new Oculus Rift in the Library Hub? Now is your chance!

Virtual reality demonstrations are being scheduled for groups of students, faculty, or staff who would like to learn more. The Oculus offers a broad scope of possibilities for education as well as recreation.

To schedule a demonstration, email askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

New Pottery Bowl Exhibit: Art for the Mind

Dudley Harris, MD likes to say he doesn’t make art, he makes things. Art is for your mind.

There is no doubt, the delicate pottery bowls on display at the Briscoe Library are works of art. The bowls were made at Dr. Harris’ San Antonio studio using a Japanese method that the artist has perfected by working with artists in Japan. The process of creating each bowl takes a full month, with multiple glazings and firings, and the result is truly stunning.

IMG_2227 A mostly retired ophthalmologist, Dr. Harris has a long history with the UT Health Science Center. He was among the first group of interns to train in 1969 at Bexar County Hospital (now University Hospital). After his residency, he served in the U.S. Navy and then entered private practice in San Antonio. He spent his career performing cataract surgeries. He has made numerous trips to Central America and Asia, doing pro bono surgeries.

Dr. Harris began working with pottery 30 years ago, and has always been attracted to the Japanese style tea bowl. He insists his bowls are for the kitchen and table. He says, “My bowls are for goulash. But if you think my bowls are beautiful, we are both happy.” He holds an annual open house in December at his studio. Proceeds from the sales event benefit Texas Public Radio. Dr. Harris can be contacted at dudleyharris@mindspring.com.

Jonquil Feldman
Director, Briscoe Library and Outreach Services
feldman@uthscsa.edu

New Room Reservation System

On June 4th, the library will be migrating to a new room reservation and calendar system. Although the system looks similar to our previous version, there are a few benefits to the move. Now you can:

  • Schedule an appointment with your liaison
  • Schedule an appointment to discuss 3D printing options
  • Reserve The Hub to utilize our newest technology options (including virtual reality)

Please remove any old bookmarks and set new to be directed to new system.  Thank you.

New Trial – Acland’s Atlas of Human Anatomy

The library is offering a trial on Acland’s Atlas of Human Anatomy from July 15 – September 18, 2020. 

For students who don’t have access to dissection facilities, the Video Atlas provides an appreciation of the real human body and a direct understanding of the mechanics of body movement. Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy uses fresh, unembalmed specimens that retain the color, texture, mobility of the living human body. A concise synchronized narration runs throughout the program. As each new structure is shown, its name appears on the screen.

Features include:

  • 360 view of specimens accompanied by clear narration and labeled structures
  • Quick navigation to desired sections by region or via A-Z index
  • Choice of the complete 5-volume collection or specific body region
  • Available online and optimized for mobile devices
  • Exams to test your knowledge (Must create a personal account)

For details about each volume, see our libguide and let us know what you think of the resource by filling out the survey.

 

News From the Libraries – August 2015

The August issue of News from the Libraries is now available.  For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.

3D Print now available

Proposed Journal Cancellations for FY16

New England Journal of Medicine Backfiles Now Available

AccessMedicine and AccessSurgery Upgrades

3D Printing at the Library

Danny Jones Essay Competition

Dentists: Prisoners of the Rising Sun

WWI Poster Exhibit

Promotores and Community Health Worker Groups

Library Exchange Program

What’s New in ClinicalKey?

Featured New Books

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News from the Libraries – August 2020

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News From the Libraries – July 2015

The July issue of News from the Libraries is now available.  For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.

Laredo area 6th & 7th grade students attending an AHEC summer science camp enjoy looking at the anatomical models at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

Laredo area 6th & 7th grade students attending an AHEC
summer science camp enjoy looking at the anatomical
models at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

Holiday Hours – July 4th Weekend

Construction on 4th Floor

Faculty Survey – Recommend a Journal

Laredo Library – AHEC Orientations & Tours

NIH Public Access Policy

Looking For a New Way to Study?

P.I. Nixon Library Hosts UTSA Art Students

Featured New Books

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News from the Libraries – July 2020

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News from the Libraries – November 2020

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News From the Libraries – October 2015

The October issue of News from the Libraries is now available.  For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.3D skull

Book Giveaway Oct. 7-9

Danny Jones Essay Contest-Deadline Oct. 12

Medicine’s Michelangelo: Life and Art of Frank Netter, MD

Jaclyn Georges Hired as Records Manager/Archivist

Library School Students Receive Award

Library Hosts Girl Scouts Troop 128

Breast Cancer and its Treatment

History of Medicine Society Draws Record Attendance

What’s New in ClinicalKey

Featured New Books

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