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Open-Source Textbooks for California

October 12, 2012



California college students frustrated with the high cost of textbooks got some good news recently, when Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation for a proposal to create a website where textbooks are available for free. The development of affordable open source textbooks for targeted courses would help students attending California Community Colleges, California State Universities, and University of California campuses.

WESTERN REGIONAL STORAGE TRUST (WEST) ANNOUNCES PRINT ARCHIVING MILESTONE

September 26, 2012



The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST), a partnership to create a distributed retrospective print journal repository in the Western United States, has completed its first round of print journal archiving under a 3-year program jointly funded by WEST members and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Metadata →Data about Your Data: Why it's Important to Describe Your Research Well and How to Create It

September 21, 2012



In this presentation you will learn how documenting your research process and describing your data will benefit your research and facilitate further discovery and reuse.

Teaching With Data

August 10, 2012



Working with data sets and performing data analysis have become increasingly important not only in research across disciplines, but also in the workforce.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) eBook Collection

July 26, 2012



All UC campuses now have access to the Royal Society of Chemistry eBook Collection, 1968-2012. This collection is a definitive point of reference for anyone working in the chemical sciences. More than 1,000 books spanning 40 years have been brought together, digitized as pdf files and made fully searchable. The result is a comprehensive overview of research and opinion in a multitude of areas of chemical science.

Databases Moving to ProQuest Platform

July 18, 2012



This summer (2012), PsycINFO and many other databases are changing from their current platforms to the ProQuest platform. This means that these databases will look a little different – but you will still be able to use them and access their resources.

ILL Request System Down this Weekend

July 12, 2012



UC Merced Library users will not be able to request items through Interlibrary Loan, or check their ILL Requests account this weekend. The California Digital Library (CDL) is migrating the system to new servers beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday, July 13th.

UC-eLinks to Indicate Peer-Reviewed Journals

July 9, 2012



Within the next two weeks, UC-eLinks users will see a new icon in their campus’ UC-eLinks A-Z ejournal list to indicate peer reviewed journals. The icon looks like a document with a magnifying glass.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences X

July 2, 2012



The UC Merced Library now has access to JSTOR Arts & Sciences X. With a minimum of 125 titles available by the end of 2013, the JSTOR Arts & Sciences X Archive Collection features broad coverage in Business and the Social Sciences. Sociology, Education, Public Policy & Administration, and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine are all represented in this collection.

Library Research Poster Award Winner Announced

May 14, 2012



Congratulations to Greg Dachner, winner of the $100 prize for the 2012 Undergraduate Library Research Poster Award. Greg participated in the Research Poster Competition sponsored by the UCM Office of Research, with his poster entitled "Influence of Obstacle-based Language upon Spatial Navigation".

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