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2010 Journal Citation Reports Available

July 25, 2011

The 2010 Journal Citation Reports are now available. JCR provides a combination of impact and influence metrics and millions of cited and citing journal data points that comprise the complete journal citation network of Web of Science.

Web of Science has New Look and Features

July 19, 2011

Web of Science users will see a new interface and enjoy many great new search features the next time they log in to the database. On July 17th, the new Web of Science became the primary platform for this popular search tool.

New Library Resources

July 15, 2011

The California Digital Library (CDL) has recently acquired several new databases which are available through the UC Merced Library.

OCLC WorldCat Local Melvyl Formally Adopted

July 1, 2011

On June 24, 2011 the legacy version of Melvyl (the online public catalog for UC libraries) was decommissioned to make way for a new version of Melvyl supported by OCLC WorldCat Local. This improved connection to the larger research world promises to improve scholarship, and the easy interface supported by WorldCat makes searching easy and intuitive.

Legacy Melvyl to be Decommissioned

June 16, 2011

Next Generation Melvyl Pilot will soon become UC’s official Melvyl discovery and access service. On June 24th, the pilot will be renamed "Melvyl" and will replace the older legacy version of UC's online catalog.

Help improve the WorldCat Local site -- the platform for Next Gen Melvyl

April 25, 2011

The Library is looking for feedback to help us improve Next Gen Melvyl, the catalog for the combined UC Libraries.

Springer Open Access Pilot Ends

March 21, 2011

The UC-Springer Open Access Pilot has ended effective March 1st, 2011. During the two-year pilot negotiated between the California Digital Library (CDL) and Springer, UC-authored articles accepted for publication in 2009 and 2010 in most of the 2,000+ Springer journals were published as open access under Springer’s Open Choice program. Unfortunately, Springer has decided to discontinue this arrangement.

Scopus Database trial ends December 31, 2010

November 16, 2010

The UC Libraries are completing a two-year trial and extensive assessment of Scopus, a large interdisciplinary abstract and citation database of research literature and selected web sites developed by the publisher Elsevier. The UC Libraries have decided not to acquire Scopus as a UC systemwide purchase for 2011; the trial period ends on December 31, 2010.

Take the UC Academic E-book survey!

October 11, 2010

Your participation in the UC Libraries Academic E-book survey is needed. Visit the short survey and let us know about your experiences with e-books in general and the Springer E-book pilot. The survey will be available from Monday, October 11, 2010 through Monday, October 25, 2010.

Digital Signage Around the Library

May 13, 2010

Do you want to display digital signage around the library? Images and videos are accepted.