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Open Access Week - Local Events and UC Progress

October 10, 2014



Open Access (OA) Week, October 20-26, celebrates and encourages free, immediate, online access to scholarly research and the right to use and re-use research results. During this week, libraries, universities, and researchers plan events designed to raise awareness of the ways open access to information can benefit society and individuals.

Put Digital Books in Your Students' Path: Embed with HathiTrust

August 27, 2014



Did you know that it's easy to embed HathiTrust books into your website and courses? You can embed any public domain book into HTML code.

Digital Management Plan Tool

August 13, 2014



Need to create a data management plan?
Use the DMP Tool, a service of CDL and the UC Curation Center.

Structures of Utility Photography Added to Library Permanent Art

August 8, 2014



Photographs by California photographer David Stark Wilson have been added to the library's
permanent art collection. The images are part of Wilson's "Structures of Utility" series, which
captures the beauty and allure of abandoned man-made machines and structures that dot the
Central California landscape.

The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR)

August 8, 2014



The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) maintains a database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Data available from TAIR includes the complete genome sequence along with gene structure, gene product information, gene expression, DNA and seed stocks, genome maps, genetic and physical markers, publications, and information about the Arabidopsis research community. Gene product function data is updated weekly from the latest published research literature and community data submissions. TAIR also provides extensive link to other Arabidopsis resources.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Now Available

July 14, 2014



Opposing Viewpoints in Context is now available to UC Merced students and faculty. This database covers today's hot social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration, and provides multiple perspectives on a topic, allowing students to deal with a wide variety of data for their research, writing assignments, debates, presentations and coursework. The resource includes pro/con essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, court-case reviews, data and statistics, podcasts and articles.

2014 Student Research Award Winners Announced

May 15, 2014



Congratulations to UC Merced undergraduates Stacey Van and Kristen Renberg, both winners of $100 prizes for the 2014 Undergraduate Library Research competition. Stacy and Kristen participated in the research poster competition sponsored by the UC Merced Office of Research and earned the library awards by submitting their research bibliographies and essays about the library research process.

9th Annual Bobcat Art Show On Display in Library and UCM Art Gallery

April 10, 2014



The Annual Bobcat Art Show opened on April 7th and will be on display through May 7. The show is being held simultaneously in the UCM Art Gallery and the second floor of the UCM Library.

Open Access Week - Resources for Open Data

March 31, 2014



Susan Borda, UC Merced Digital Curation Librarian will present a workshop on Open Access Resources for Data Sharing.

Open Access Week - Local Events and UC Progress

March 31, 2014



Open Access (OA) Week, celebrates and encourages free, immediate, online access to scholarly research and the right to use and re-use research results. During this week, libraries, universities, and researchers plan events designed to raise awareness of the ways open access to information can benefit society and individuals.

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