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New Resource: Takita Choin kyuzo Kindai sakka genkoshu


May 2, 2019


Takita Choin kyūzō Kindai sakka genkōshu 滝田樗陰旧蔵近代作家原稿集, a collection of Japanese literary manuscripts by modern writers, is now available to users of all UC campuses via JapanKnowledge.

UC Enters Open Access Agreement with Cambridge University Press


April 10, 2019


The University of California and Cambridge University Press have entered into a transformative agreement that will advance the global shift toward an open access future for research.

The agreement is designed to maintain UC’s access to Cambridge’s journals, while also supporting open access publishing for UC authors. The partnership is UC’s first open access agreement with a major publisher and Cambridge’s first such deal in the Americas.

View the full press release here

New Collections on Architecture, Television and More Added to Calisphere


April 9, 2019


Calisphere continues to grow adding new collections providing insight into innovations in architecture, television, and more.

America’s Historical Newspapers Migrate to Enhanced Interface
Author: Sarah Sheets


April 3, 2019


America’s Historical Newspapers via Readex are now available with enhanced interfaces. These enhancements are available for a number of databases including Early American Newspapers Series 1 and 2, African American Newspapers, California Historical Newspapers and Hispanic American Newspapers.

Library Award Reception


April 2, 2019


Please join us to celebrate the recipients of the 2019 Carter Joseph Abrescy and Larry Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence:

 

Sarah Lee Marisela Padilla Alcala

 

Friday, April 5, 2019

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

KL 355

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

The Abrescy and Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence was established in 2017 to recognize undergraduate students who demonstrate the effective use of library and information resources, an understanding of the research process, and growth in research practices.

Library Hosts Successful Software Carpentry Workshop
Author: Kathleen Coburn


April 1, 2019


The UC Merced Library organized a two-day Software Carpentry workshop during Spring Break that covered Unix, Git, and Python. The workshop was given by two excellent instructors, Kate Barron (Data Services Librarian at San Jose State University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Library) and Avishek Kumar (Research/Data Scientist at the University of Chicago's Center for Data Science and Public Policy).

The helpers, those who volunteer to attend Carpentry workshops to assist and answer students' questions, are equally valuable! We would like to thank Matthias Bussonier (Research Facilitator at UC Merced and co-developer of Project Jupyter), Sarvani...

Living Library 2019


March 26, 2019


UC Merced community members are invited to participate in the Living Library on Tuesday, April 9th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in KL 355. The Living Library is a free, interactive event, open to all students, staff, and faculty.

What is a Living Library?

A Living Library is a library of people available to be “checked out” for a 20-minute conversation. The event is free, interactive, and open to all UC Merced students, staff, and faculty. Will you join us in this opportunity to have authentic conversations, form deeper understandings of one another, and build connections across campus?

 

Date: Tuesday, April 9th

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: KL 355

Adios Amor - The search for Maria Moreno. Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Director Laurie Coyle and Photographer Ernest Lowe


March 20, 2019


As part of the Black Migrants to the Central Valley 1960-1964 exhibit, the UC Merced Library and UC Merced Center for the Humanities are hosting exhibit photographer Ernest Lowe and film director Laurie Coyle for an event exploring the organizing struggles of migrant farmworkers in the 1960s.

Please join us for a screening of the documentary Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno, followed by a panel discussion with Laurie Coyle and Ernest Lowe.

Tuesday April 2, 2019

4:30 p.m. - Film Screening

5:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion 

COB2 - Room 295 (Digital Humanities Lab)

Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Salmon at esalmon@ucmerced.edu.

Migrant mother Maria Moreno became the first farmworker woman in America to be hired as a...

New JoVE Content Now Available


March 14, 2019


UC Merced has recently subscribed to the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) Bioengineering module and JoVE Lab Manual for Introductory Biology.

Literature Online Moves to the Enhanced ProQuest platform


March 13, 2019


The Literature Online (LION) database has transitioned to the main ProQuest platform and is now cross-searchable with other ProQuest resources. Access to the legacy site will continue until July 1, 2019 to provide users time to try new features on the main ProQuest platform while continuing use of the previous site. The legacy version of the database will be fully decommissioned as of August 1, 2019.

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