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Ebook Library (EBL)

July 24, 2013



Ebook Library (EBL) titles will be unavailable on Saturday August 10th, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm due to EBL platform maintenance.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Digital Signage Submissions from Campus Groups Now Managed by the Students First Center (SFC)

July 24, 2013



The UC Merced Library will continue to create its own digital signs, but will no longer manage the receipt and scheduling of digital signage submissions from other campus entities. However, the Students First Center (SFC) is now accepting and posting digital content submissions from campus departments and students groups for display on selected screens in the Kolligian Library building. Please view the SFC’s information about this new process for digital signage submissions or check out our library FAQs.

My ILL Request Unavailable

July 19, 2013



My ILL Requests will be unavailable due to a system upgrade beginning Saturday, 20th July at midnight until Sunday, 21st July at noon.

Library Website May Experience Brief Interruption of Service

July 18, 2013



Due to scheduled maintenance, the UC Merced Library Website may experience a brief downtime tonight (Thursday, July 18, 2013) sometime between 8 pm and 10 pm. Downtime should be no longer than 5 minutes in duration. We apologize for the inconvenience to our patrons.

UC Libraries and Access to Taylor & Francis Journals

July 10, 2013



After careful consideration and evaluation, the UC libraries have discontinued systemwide access to a number of Taylor & Francis journals. As needed, individual campuses are retaining local subscriptions for selected titles. In addition, content for many T&F titles 2012 will remain available even though the T&F package has been discontinued.

UC-eLinks Announcement

June 18, 2013



UC-eLinks, the link resolver used by University of California libraries to connect to full-text articles, will be unavailable from 5:30 - 8:00 AM on Thursday, June 20, 2013.

Improved Labels in Melvyl for HathiTrust eBooks

May 16, 2013



HathiTrust is a collection of over 10 million digitized books, all of which are findable in Melvyl (The all UC libraries catalog). About 1/4 of HathiTrust titles are in the public domain, immediately available in full view with a single click from the Melvyl catalog record. Want to read Tom Sawyer? You can, for free! How about Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet or Tolstoy's Anna Karenina? Yes, those are available too, along with millions more. What's not to love about that?!

UCM Library Participates in Community Video

May 7, 2013



At UC Merced Library, we're not afraid to take the lead. We were one of the first 100 libraries in the world (and the first UC) to adopt OCLC's WMS (WorldShare Management Services) as our ILS. Basically, as ILS (integrated library system) is what we use to keep track of what library users have checked out, where all our materials are located, etc. WMS is user friendly, inexpensive, and moves library workflows to the cloud. To celebrate the 100th library implementing WMS, OCLC encouraged WMS libraries to participate in a community video. All participants were entered in a drawing for a $4000 prize for staff development.

Accelerating Science Award Program for Open Access

May 6, 2013



The Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) recognizes individuals who have used, applied, or remixed scientific research — published through Open Access — to make a difference in science, medicine, business, technology or society as a whole.

Jose Hernandez Display

April 25, 2013



On Saturday, May 18th, 2013 Mr. Hernández will deliver the keynote speech at the School of Natural Sciences/School of Engineering commencement ceremony. To commemorate this event, the UC Merced Library is proud to present display in honor of Mr. Hernández’s achievements.

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