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UCM Librarians Recognized in LIRT Top 20 for 2016

May 4, 2017

The American Library Association’s Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) has selected an article authored by Sara Davidson Squibb, UC Merced Library’s Head of Research & Learning Services and Susan Mikkelson, former UC Merced Instruction & Scholarly Communications Librarian and current Librarian of Merced High as one of the Top 20 Library Instruction Articles for 2016. Published in the March edition of College & Research Libraries, “Assessing the Value of Course-Embedded Information Literacy on Student Learning and Achievement” reviewed the impact of a curriculum developed by UC Merced librarians and Writing faculty that integrated information literacy into introductory composition courses to improve academic performance. Read the full article here.

APS and CERN Sign an Open Access Agreement for SCOAP³

April 27, 2017

The American Physical Society (APS) and The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), as the host organization of SCOAP³ (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics), have entered into an agreement to publish high-energy physics (HEP) articles from the three top journals of the APS – Physical Review Letters, Physical Review D, and Physical Review C - as open access as of January 1, 2018. This will bring SCOAP³ to attaining near to 90% coverage of all high energy physics literature, allowing free and unrestricted sharing of scientific information within the global scientific community, for the advancement of science. Managed by CERN, SCOAP³ is the largest global open access initiative ever created, a global consortium of 3,000 libraries and research...

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