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Collections safely transported to UC Merced Library
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Archives evacuated to UC Merced Library
Author: Emily Lin


September 18, 2020


Amidst the destruction and fast-changing nature of this year’s wildfires, UC Merced Library was able to answer a call for help.

On Monday afternoon, Ward Eldredge, curator for the Sequoia and Kings Canyon (SEKI) National Parks, contacted UC Merced librarian Emily Lin to inform her that he was preparing plans to evacuate the archives. The Castle Fire, part of the SQF Complex wildfire, had expanded considerably over the weekend and was approaching Dennison Ridge, near the southern boundary of Sequoia National Park and the park headquarters. Given the growth of the fire, he and other park employees had already begun to evacuate. Eldredge asked if the UC Merced Library had the ability to house any of the materials.

After saying yes, Lin worked with Eldredge and Associate University Librarian for Library Operations, Eric Scott, over the course of the next day to make arrangements. Because the Park Service had difficulty...

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Library Workshops for Fall 2020


September 17, 2020


Visit the library’s event calendar for a roster of online workshops for the fall semester. All are taking place via Zoom.

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Residential Delivery


September 2, 2020


The UC Merced Library has launched a Residential Delivery service allowing faculty, graduate students, and staff to request items be shipped to their home.

CARA Project makes strides during challenging times
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch


September 1, 2020


The CARA project team continues to process and digitize archival materials from Merced, Ventura, Humboldt, Fresno, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo county offices, providing the public with increased access to documents, manuscripts, photographs, and other objects dating back to the beginning of the twentieth century.

JoVE Updates


August 26, 2020


JoVE content can be brought into your CatCourse site for instructional purposes. New JoVE content includes the Encyclopedia of Experiments.

Streaming Video Access & Support


August 26, 2020


A newly created guide highlights available databases with streaming video content and library services that support streaming video in your courses.

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Library Reopening Update


August 26, 2020


Though the Kolligian Library Building is currently closed, we plan to open the building when it can be done safely. Any decisions related to reopening library spaces are predicated on the prevalence of COVID-19 transmission within the county.

Library Reopening Update- Fall 2020


August 13, 2020


Will the library reopen this Fall? A brief update on the status of the UC Merced Library.

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By Request Workshops for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students


August 12, 2020


By Request Workshops are now available for faculty, staff and graduate student researchers in a variety of topics.

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University of California (UC) Press Ebooks Acquired


July 31, 2020


UC Libraries now have access to a full range of UC Press Ebooks.

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