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Our custodians exhibit coming soon!

February 11, 2014



Here's a sneak peak at one of the ten portraits taken by award winning local photography Roger J. Wyan of UC Merced Custodians as part of our latest exhibit - "Our Custodians". The exhibit will run from February 19th-April 1st on the 2nd floor of the library.

Statistical Database Updates

January 22, 2014



There have been some changes to several of our ProQuest statistical databases.

Literature Online Moves to ProQuest

January 22, 2014



Literature Online (LION), a literature database, has moved to the ProQuest platform. You will still be able to access the old platform on Chadwyck-Healey through March 31, 2014. Of particular note is that My Archive accounts on Literature Online will not be migrated. If you or your researchers have a My Archive account, you will need to extract all data and transfer it to a new account in the new version of the database.

SCOAP3 Widens Open Access In Particle Physics Research

January 22, 2014



The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has announced that the SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) initiative will begin on January 1, 2014. SCOAP3 will make a large number of scientific articles in the field of High-Energy Physics widely available via open access. This will not cost authors anything, and they will retain copyright. Additionally, licenses will enable wide re-use of information.

UC Library Reprints Service

November 26, 2013



The UC campus libraries are happy to announce the re-launch of the University of California Library Reprints website. Through our partnerships with the Internet Archive and Google, the UC Libraries have digitized hundreds of thousands of public domain books from our collections.

Introduction to UC Open Access Policy

November 25, 2013



The California Digital Library has produced a 90-second video to introduce the recently-passed University of California Open Access Policy.

New Access to Journals in Ecology and Botany Through JSTOR

November 19, 2013



JSTOR’s Ecology & Botany Collection II expands coverage of Ecology & Botany Collection I, and broadens the scope in the areas of biological and plant sciences. By 2016 the collection will include at least 80 journals from key institutions, such as the California Botanical Society; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Naturhistorisches Museum; Società Italiana di Patologia Vegetale, Ecological Society of America, and International Association for Plant Taxonomy.

Priority Deadline for Library Supplemental Course Resource Requests

November 6, 2013



Do you need to have supplemental course materials scanned and posted to your UCMCROPS site for Spring courses? Supplemental Course Resources (SCR) is a service offered by the Library to make additional course materials available to your students online through UCMCROPS.

"Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxogpraher" Film Screening

October 27, 2013



As part of the Library's current digital exhibit ("Simplicity/Complexity: Digital Works by Ryan Hoover), you are invited to a screening of Thom Anderson’s extraordinary 1975 documentary “Eadweard Muybridge: Zoopraxographer”.

SPARC Open Acess Webinar - TODAY

October 21, 2013



Join us in the library today at noon for a SPARC Webinar - Open Access: Redefining Impact. This kick-off event for International Open Access Week will be a panel discussion focused on how Article Level Metrics are redefining scholarly impact.

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