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APS and CERN Sign an Open Access Agreement for SCOAP³

April 27, 2017

The American Physical Society (APS) and The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), as the host organization of SCOAP³ (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics), have entered into an agreement to publish high-energy physics (HEP) articles from the three top journals of the APS – Physical Review Letters, Physical Review D, and Physical Review C - as open access as of January 1, 2018. This will bring SCOAP³ to attaining near to 90% coverage of all high energy physics literature, allowing free and unrestricted sharing of scientific information within the global scientific community, for the advancement of science.
Managed by CERN, SCOAP³ is the largest global open access initiative ever created, a global consortium of 3,000 libraries and research institutes in 44 countries, with the added support of eight research funding agencies. Since its beginnings in 2014, it has made 15,000 articles by about 20,000 scientists from 100 countries...

University Librarian Haipeng Li Receives Equality Award from the American Library Association
Author: Breanna Wright

April 21, 2017

The 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Equality Award is awarded to Haipeng Li, University Librarian at UC Merced. This annual award honors an individual or group for their outstanding contributions toward promoting equality in the library profession.

The 2017 Equality Award jury commented that “that throughout his career, Mr. Li has championed equality within the profession, to library users, and on a global level as well.” The jury highlights Li’s work as co-chair of the second National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC), and past presidency of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). They also note his leadership in global initiatives such as the US-China library collaboration program, “Think Globally, Act Globally.”

A nominator said of Li, “… I have seen his engagement and passion for opening the world of libraries and librarianship to people from diverse backgrounds, through his “day jobs” as well as his activities at national and...

Introducing the UC-eLinks Sidebar

April 20, 2017

UC-eLinks has a new feature: the DirectLink sidebar. The sidebar appears on the right side of the screen while the full text appears on the left side of screen. CDL went live with the DirectLink sidebar on April 17, 2017.
The DirectLink sidebar includes new features for Library patrons. Users can directly link to articles more frequently, bypassing the full UC-eLinks menu, yet can return to the Full UC-eLinks through an included menu button. The sidebar can also be collapsed and re-expanded, dependent on the user’s preference. The DirectLink sidebar also is W3C AA compatible for accessibility.
For more information and screenshots of the new sidebar in both desktop and mobile formats, visit CDL’s News page.

Library Debuts New Exhibit, Columbian Mammoth Bones
Author: Breanna Wright

April 17, 2017

In 2012, Columbian mammoth bones and more than 1,500 other fossils from the Pleistocene epoch were discovered by Caltrans workers in Merced County. Under the direction of Professor Mark Aldenderfer, the former dean of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, UC Merced accepted the fossils, which are now part of a permanent display to ensure they remained local and accessible to researchers and the public.

The exhibit, on the second floor of the UC Merced Library near the services desk, features a juvenile mammoth skull and the skull, femur and tusk of a mammoth estimated to be 49 years old at the time of death.

Read the full story in Panorama.

Information Stations at Be Aware Exhibit

April 17, 2017

Take a few minutes to visit our three information stations. Share your favorite news sources and increase your news savvy. Each tabling event will be held at the Be Aware: Evaluate Your News Evaluation exhibit, near the Library’s 2nd floor book stacks.

UC Merced Library to Digitize AIDS Archive through NEH Award
Author: Breanna Wright

April 17, 2017

The Archives and Special Collections department of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Library, in collaboration with the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, has been awarded a $315,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In collaboration, UC Merced Library’s Digital Assets Unit, which has established a reputation for digitizing information resources, will be responsible for digitizing the 49 archival collections related to the early days of the AIDS epidemic in the San Francisco Bay Area, making them available to the public online.
“The San Francisco Bay Area’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic: Digitizing, Reuniting, and Providing Universal Access to Historical AIDS Records” project will begin on July 1, 2017. The materials to be digitized range from handwritten correspondence and notebooks to typed reports and agency records and printed magazines, as well as photographic...

Spring Refworks Workshops

March 28, 2017

Prepare for this academic season of papers and projects by upping your game with Refworks -- a citation manager. Discover how to make this tool work for you. In this 50 minute workshop, you will learn how to capture citations and correctly cite them in the style you need. Please RSVP to let us know you are attending.

Thursday, April 6th 12:30 p.m. to 1:20p.m.  - Instructor: Elizabeth Salmon  Thursday, April 6th 3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. – Instructor: Lindsay Davis Friday, April 7th 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Instructor: Joe Ameen Friday, April 7th 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. – Instructor: Joe Ameen

All workshops located in KL 371.


AP Images is moving to EBSCOhost

March 28, 2017

The Associated Press’s AP Images Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery with more than twelve million photographs, will be hosted via EBSCOhost by March 29th. Though the content of AP Images won’t change, the search experience will use existing EBSCOhost parameters and be supported by all of the latest web browsers. To access images from 1826 to present with more than 3,500 additional photographs added daily, use the Library’s Database Collection or click here.

Library Receives Donation of 2,200 Books

March 6, 2017

The Library has received a gift of 2,200 books from the personal library of Keith L. Nelson, emeritus professor of history at UC Irvine. The books are mainly about American and European history with a focus on international relations, arms control and globalization. The donated books are being cataloged and added to the library’s collection.

This story is featured in the latest issue of Panorama


Oxford Journals move to new platform, Oxford Academic

March 2, 2017

Recently, Oxford University Press began transitioning all OUP Journals to the new Oxford Academic platform; on February 1st that all journal content migration was complete. In addition to journals, Oxford Academic will eventually house the majority of Oxford’s digital book and online product content.
CDL has identified two display issues which do not limit access to the content, but may cause user confusion and is working with Oxford to resolve these issues. First, site branding may cycle through different wording for an individual campus. While navigating or refreshing pages, users may see the site branding text change in the upper right corner. This is due to campuses having multiple administrative accounts on the platform that have differing account names. Secondly, access icons for subscribed content may display incorrectly as a shopping cart though the article is available. Should users encounter a shopping cart icon when browsing subscribed content, clicking “View...