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SpringerProtocols to Transition to New Springer Nature Experiments
Author: Sarah Sheets


June 7, 2018


On July 25th, the SpringerProtocols platform will be deactivated and transitioned to Springer Nature Experiments.
Springer Nature Experiments is a database dedicated to protocols and methods. Free-to-use, it has been designed to assist researchers in finding and evaluating protocols and methods across the whole Springer Nature protocols and methods portfolio. Its algorithm tracks lab techniques and model organisms mentioned in articles to help locate the most relevant references. The number of citations and downloads are displayed showing which articles are worth further investigation.

Morgan & Claypool Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences Collection 4 Now Available
Author: Sarah Sheets


May 30, 2018


UC Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, and San Francisco now have access to the Colloquium Digital Library of the Life Sciences fourth collection covering biological, genetic and biomedical subject areas.

Fūzoku Gahō Now Available
Author: Sarah Sheets


May 30, 2018


Fūzoku Gahō is now available to patrons at all ten campuses and UCOP through JapanKnowledge.
Fūzoku Gahō which was originally published in Tokyo between February 1889 and March 1916 in 518 issues with over 38,000 articles and is considered the first graphic magazine produced in Japan. The articles cover a wide range of subjects, including social and cultural trends and conditions in the Edo, Meiji, and Taisho periods, customs, history, literature, geography, war and disasters.

Library Jam Sessions - A Recap
Author: Breanna Wright


May 22, 2018


The week before spring finals began, the UC Merced Library hosted six Library Jam Sessions in partnership with H.E.R.O.E.S. This multi-day event took place from May 2nd -4th and included a morning and evening session each day. Students looking for a quiet space to study or relax headed to KL 371 to enjoy coffee and snacks. The first ten students at each session also received a Study Smart Kit, which included earplugs, pens, Scantrons, Green Books, etc. To help students combat stress, H.E.R.O.E.S. provided a Relaxation Room complete with coloring pages, a chocolate mindfulness exercise, and supplies to make stress balls.

In total, 97 students attended throughout the three days. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Charles Nies, and Vice Provost for the Faculty, Gregg Camfield, took notice of the Jam Sessions and commended the Library and H.E.R.O.E.S. for their efforts. Vice Chancellor Nies and Chancellor Dorothy Leland also stopped by one of the sessions.

Library Award Scholarship Pays Homage to Persistence and Research


May 17, 2018


A generous gift from the grandmother of a UC Merced alumna and current staff member is benefitting two undergraduate students who put the UC Merced Library to good use.

Melissa Becerra, a third-year psychology student, and Nathan Parmeter [...] are the first recipients of the Carter Joseph Abrescy and Larry Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence.

The $26,250 endowment comes from Arlene Kranich of Sonora, grandmother of Development and Alumni Relations Director Kelli Abrescy as a memorial to Abrescy’s grandfather Larry Kranich, who died in 2003, and in honor of Abrescy’s new son, Carter.

Read the full article in the Newsroom.

Libraries in the Internet Age


May 17, 2018


UC Merced’s Associate University Librarian, Donald Barclay, discusses the ongoing popularity of both public and academic library spaces.  Tune in at the 10-minute mark for his conversation with Matt Townsend.

Over A Million Digital Items Now Available Via Calisphere
Author: Sarah Sheets


April 25, 2018


Over one million historical images, texts, recordings, and other items are now accessible in the statewide digital resource aggregation represented by Calisphere, and soon in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). This collection contains unique objects from over 200 libraries, museums and archives in California.

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.

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