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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

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.