The Opticbook scanner is BACK

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The Opticbook scanner is BACK!  Try out our fast, easy and paperless option that alleviates the need for a copy machine.  Place the book or journal issue on the glass and follow the steps on the screen to create an image, as well as a PDF or Word document with text recognition.

The Opticbook is currently located in the computer lab.  Stop by and give it a try or come to the service desk if you would like a demonstration.  We are always happy to help!

PLoS Progress Update 2010

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Announcing the PLoS Progress Update
By Peter Jerram
Posted: July 20, 2010

Today, we are happy to share with you our 2009 Progress Update which covers the highlights of the 2009 fiscal year (a calendar year) and some information about what we are working on now. As you may recall, last year we published our first full Progress Report to update our community on our mission, our achievements, and our hopes for the future.

In 2009, PLoS launched new ways to measure research impact; won a prestigious award for publishing innovation; and published many landmark articles that were prominently featured in the world’s leading media and blogs to name but a few achievements.

For 2010, we’ve increased the options for finding PLoS content by improving our Search functionality and members of the development community helped us to go mobile with the introduction of applications for both the iPhone and iPad. We’re currently migrating to a new manuscript submission and review system to accommodate the ever increasing number of articles that we publish.

Everything that we do is thanks to the hard work of our dedicated staff, editorial board members, supporters, authors, users and friends. Without you we could not have come this far, this quickly and we appreciate your ongoing support.

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Hodges Library open all night during finals

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During study days and final exams, all of Hodges Library will be open 24 hours. The entire building will be open continuously from noon, Sunday, Nov. 28, until midnight, Thursday, Dec. 9.

Students with valid commuter parking permits may park overnight at the Lake Avenue Garage (Levels 1 and 2) from Sunday, Nov. 28, through Wednesday, Dec. 8, and ride the T-Link to and from Hodges Library.

NAVMEC draft report on vet med education

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Draft NAVMEC Report and Recommendations Available

Be sure to read and comment by February 2011. See below for more info.

Audience: veterinary students, faculty, administrators, staff

NAVMEC’s draft report with recommendations, Roadmap for Veterinary Medical Education in the 21st Century: Responsive, Collaborative, Flexible, is now ready for public review and comment. The report includes input from three national stakeholder meetings, where some of the world’s most forward-thinking and innovative leaders in veterinary medical education, veterinary medicine, animal health and welfare, global health, public health, public policy and change management assembled to address current and emerging challenges in veterinary medical education.

The AAVMC Board of Directors anticipates closing the consultative period at the end of February 2011. The NAVMEC Board of Directors will receive the collected commentary, revise the report and recommendations taking the feedback into account, and submit the final draft roadmap to the AAVMC Board of Directors for its consideration and adoption at the AAVMC Board of Director’s meeting scheduled at the AAVMC Annual Conference, March 11, 2011, in Alexandria, Va.

Check out “Ride the T” Transportation Services

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Campus Safety Guide | Campus 24-hour Transportation Service –

Campus 24-hour Transportation Service

One of the best ways for members of the UT campus community to stay safe is to take advantage of the nighttime transportation services offered by the “T.” The services are convenient and free, and they are a great alternative to walking at night.
Late night shuttle

Along with a full range of daytime services, the “T” provides a fixed-route service that travels campus and around Fort Sanders. Hours are 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday through Thursday; and 6 p.m. to 3:30 a.m., Friday and Saturday.
T:Link on-demand night service

A van can be sent to pick you up in the evening. T:Link operates on the main and agricultural campuses, and travels through Fort Sanders to Grand Avenue (excluding the Cumberland Avenue strip). The T:Link operates nightly from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. A UT ID is required to board. You can request a ride from any Blue Light Phone or by calling 974-4080.

While transportation services are designed with students in mind, faculty and staff working on campus after hours are encouraged to utilize the services for their safety.

For more information, visit or call 215-7800.