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Overdue Book Amnesty Week

March 31, 2015


April 12, 2015


In honor of National Library Week, UC Merced Library is celebrating our first ever Amnesty Week! For one week only, all fees will be waived on overdue items that are returned undamaged between Sunday, April 12- Saturday, April 18th, 2015. Even Interlibrary Loan books! Items can be dropped off at our second floor Services Desk or in the Library book drops.

The Americas Underground: Where our Past and Present Meet in the Dark

March 31, 2015


March 31, 2015


The Americas Underground is a new exhibit in the library that explores the various ways in which caves, rockshelters, mines, and other uses of the ‘underground’ have been perceived across the Americas. Running through April 30, 2015, the exhibit demonstrates how caves have provided spaces for ritual and social practices throughout history, while practices such as archaeology, mining, caving, and tourism have emerged in different areas in different times and been slowly added to the repertoire. Photography, cultural objects and artifacts collected from ancient and modern contexts by UC Merced scholars and California residents demonstrate how modern practices intersect and overlap with past practices in interesting, but sometimes conflicting ways.

The exhibit has been organized by Marieka Arksey, Ph.D. Student in SSHA at UC Merced. It is made possible with generous assistance and funding from the following: UC Merced’s Center for Humanities, UC Merced Library, California State...

Agriculture in California
Author: Lisa Vallen

February 28, 2017



Last month, UC Cooperative Extension Archivist, Lisa Vallen, covered the purpose and importance of the UC Cooperative Extension Archives. In this new post, she gives you an overview of agriculture in California and then focuses in on the three counties she is working with: Merced, Ventura, and Humboldt.

Preserving 100 Years of Agricultural Resources: Creating the UC Cooperative Extension Archive
Author: Lisa Vallen

January 26, 2017



Welcome to the UC Cooperative Extension Archive blog. My name is Lisa Vallen, I am the UC Cooperative Extension Project Archivist. I realize that not everyone is familiar with Cooperative Extension, so for this first post I’m going fill everyone in on the who, what, when, where and why of this special project!

HathiTrust Print Disabilities Access Update

April 26, 2016



HathiTrust Digital Library print disability access has been significantly updated to allow access to all copyrighted material in HathiTrust for students, staff and faculty with visual impairments or print disabilities.

HathiTrust Print Disabilities Access

August 19, 2015



The UC Merced Library is pleased to offer special access to the HathiTrust Digital Library for students, staff and faculty with visual impairments or print disabilities. The HathiTrust Digital Library is a partnership of research and academic institutions, and contains over 10 million digitized volumes.

Through a designated proxy, the UC Merced Library can supply eligible patrons with an accessible PDF file of in-copyright materials that are available in both HathiTrust and the UC Merced Library collections. By collaborating with the Office of Disability Services, these files can be converted into a format consistent with the patron’s access needs.

For items not available through HathiTrust, in-print items owned by UC Merced can be digitized. Please contact the Office of Disability Services at 209-228-6996 to obtain a referral for HathiTrust access and digitization requests. These services are available to those registered with the Office of Disability Services...

Library Launches New Website

June 30, 2015



The library has launched a new website and wishes to thank our library staff and University Communications for their roles in making this a reality.

Challenges to Academic Libraries

June 1, 2015



Discover how UC Libraries bring great value to the UC system and the ongoing challenges associated with the costs of information.

Separating Fact and Fiction Online

March 11, 2015



Overwhelmed by the deluge of Internet information? See how journalists determine credible sources.

Library Roving Reference

March 6, 2015



Library Rovers are available to help students with research questions. #PeertoPeer #UCMercedLibrary

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