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McGraw-Hill AccessEngineering ebooks now available on new platform

October 30, 2012

CDL hosting of the McGraw Hill ebooks was implemented at the request of UC campuses following a change in the vendor’s pricing and service model, which no longer provided for perpetual access rights to licensed material. Perpetual ownership is a core licensing principle for the UC Libraries, ensuring that our investments in licensed collections will endure long into the future.

Using Scientific Workflow Tools

October 22, 2012


Using Scientific Workflow Tools - Taverna and Kepler

Scientific workflows are widely recognized as a useful paradigm to describe, manage, and share complex scientific analyses and are often used by in silico experimentation. This session will be an overview of two scientific workflow tools: Taverna and Kepler. A demonstration will show the basics of how the tools work and how they can make documenting your research process easier.

Speaker: Susan Borda -

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 10:00-11:00

Location: KL 260


UC Merced Library Celebrates Open Access Week 2012

October 21, 2012

The UC Merced Library is hosting several events in celebration of Open Access Week 2012

Open Access Week - Webcast – World Bank - SPARC

October 19, 2012

Faculty and graduate students are invited to attend a library-hosted webcast to kick off Open Access Week 2012, Set the Default to Open Access. The webcast is sponsored by the World Bank which recently launched the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR), and SPARC the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.

Open Access Week Event - Faculty Panel Discussion

October 19, 2012

UC Merced scholars are joining the Open Access publishing movement and discovering the benefits of making their research freely available online. As part of Open Access Week programming, the library will host a panel discussion featuring several UC Merced faculty who have published in open access journals.

HathiTrust Prevails in Fair-Use Litigation

October 12, 2012

The Author's Guild received a stunning blow this week when Federal judge Harold Baer tossed out their copyright infringement lawsuit against the HathiTrust digital repository. This is a major development for academic libraries who seek to provide access to materials under fair use copyright law.

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.


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.