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CDL Joins Royal Society Open Access Membership
Author: Sarah Sheets


April 5, 2018


CDL has recently joined the Royal Society Open Access Membership, an agreement under which UC-affiliated authors from any UC campus get a 25% discount off of Article Processing Charges (APCs) paid to Royal Society for open access publication during 2018. Royal Society’s journal content includes many traditional subscription journals, for which authors may opt to pay an APC to make their article Open Access, along with two full Open Access journals, for which an APC is needed for publication. The discount applies to APCs paid for either type of journal, with no restrictions to the number of times this discount may be used throughout the year.

U.S. Major Dailies Now Available
Author: Sarah Sheets


April 5, 2018


All UC campuses now have access to U.S. Major Dailies, which grants access to current content and archives dating back to the 1980s for five of the nation’s most valued national and regional newspapers: New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal. The database is searchable as a whole or by specific publication in full-text format.

JoVE Engineering Now Available
Author: Sarah Sheets


March 2, 2018


Along with the newly added JoVE Neuroscience and JoVE Immunology and Infection, UC Merced has recently subscribed to the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) Engineering module.

JoVE Neuroscience and JoVE Immunology and Infection Now Available
Author: Sarah Sheets


February 27, 2018


UC Merced has recently subscribed to the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) Neuroscience and Immunology and Infection modules.

Preserving the Past: Library Digitizing a Century of Ag Records


January 29, 2018


An ongoing effort to collect, digitally preserve and share 100 years of historical records by the UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) has earned the UC Merced Library a more than $300,000 grant.

“We’re extremely proud to be able to further the work already begun on the UCCE project,” UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland said. “Our library is producing a collection that demonstrates the organization’s lasting effects on the state, the work it has done in the past and its potential for the future.”

The work is especially relevant to the San Joaquin Valley, said Emily Lin, the UC Merced Library’s head of Digital Curation and Scholarship.

“We have a lot of archives and historic records based around urban centers, but we haven’t been collecting the records of rural California in any systematic way,” she said. “But rural California has had an incredible influence on the state’s history. California was transformed by agriculture over the past century.”

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Library Workshops: Expand Your Toolkit for Success


January 25, 2018


Your librarians are hosting a suite of workshops to help you expand your toolkit for success. The workshops range from introductory research skills to digital citizenship. Whether you need some help getting started with your research or you want to expand your knowledge, there's something here for everyone.

LibraryCAVE Brings Virtual Reality and Big Data Into the Classroom
Author: University Communications


January 19, 2018


Professor Nicola Lercari is leading his students on a tour of Palenque, the ancient Mesoamerican city that flourished at the peak of Maya civilization. They’re exploring the altar atop the Temple of the Cross, inspecting it from all angles and scrutinizing every detail.

But they’re not in Mexico. Lercari and his students are on the second floor of the UC Merced Library, standing before a triptych of high-definition monitors, which they view through 3-D glasses. Lercari navigates the first-person, 360-degree panoramic tour using an Xbox controller. Passers-by stop to ask questions.

“It’s a new class,” explains teaching assistant Anais Guillem. “World Heritage 110: 3-D Modeling Cultural Heritage. And this is the LibraryCAVE.”

The LibraryCAVE is a smaller version of UC Merced’s Wide-Area Visualization Environment (WAVE) system, a 20-screen VR multiplex that allows researchers to navigate interactive 3-D renderings of complex structures. The WAVE is a powerful tool...

Call for Submissions: 2018 Bobcat Art Show


January 18, 2018


2018 Bobcat Art Show

Sponsored by the UC Merced Library and Arts UC Merced Presents Co-sponsored by the School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts and UC Merced Chancellor’s Office

DEADLINE: APPLY ONLINE BY FRIDAY, MARCH 16 AT 5:00 PM
bit.ly/BCASapply2018

It's time to get creative Bobcats! Enter your artwork in the 2018 Bobcat Art Show. All UC Merced students, faculty, and staff are welcome to enter their paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, mixed media pieces, and digital media.

“A Wall is a Wall”

The 2018 Bobcat Art Show is inspired by the 2017 song lyric “a wall is a wall”1; we invite participants to respond to, engage, or reflect on this theme. A physical wall may define space while a psychological wall might present a barrier or obstacle—something to break through. Walls are used as tools of oppression, for defense, or to hold back pressure. An...

Scholarship Opportunity: Library Award for Student Research Excellence


January 16, 2018


The Carter Joseph Abrescy and Larry Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence was established in 2017 to recognize outstanding undergraduate research at UC Merced. The award recognizes a research paper or project produced for a credit-bearing course within the last 12 months that demonstrates effective use of library resources. A committee of faculty and librarians will review applications and select awardees. A total of $1,000 will be awarded each year; no more than two awards of $500 each will be awarded in a given year.

For more information about eligibility and how to apply, visit the Library Award webpage here.

MyiLibrary Transition to Ebook Central
Author: Sarah Sheets


December 19, 2017


In the coming weeks, current MyiLibrary content will transition to ProQuest’s Ebook Central, a new, full service ebook platform that delivers an intuitive and easy-to-use research experience. Our patrons will still have access to ebook content previously supplied through MyiLibrary, just under a new and improved Ebook Central homepage.

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