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Taylor & Francis Open Access Publishing for UC Authors

May 24, 2017

The California Digital Library has brokered a deal with Taylor & Francis via our license agreement for 2016 through 2018 granting up to a 75% discount on gold open access article publishing charges (APCs) for all UC authors. This discount applies to all articles published in Taylor & Francis Open Journals and Open Select Journals through the first 400 articles published per annum. After the limit is reached for UC as a whole, a 50% discount will be applied for the remainder of that year to all articles submitted.
For more information on how to take advantage of this service, check out this flyer, Taylor & Francis’ website or contact them directly at

Save your Artstor Digital Library notes and citations before June 1st

May 23, 2017

Artstor will be implementing some feature changes which may require users to save their work in their Digital Library. The new features are part of the release of an improved platform with a redesigned interface, streamlined features, and which runs on the same technology that powers JSTOR.

Features you may wish to save:
Personal notes and instructor notes are being retired. Artstor recommends copying and pasting this information into your image group descriptions by June 1st.
The citation generator and saved citations will be temporarily removed and added back after the new release. If you have saved citations, please download them before June 1st.
Saved searches are being retired.

Please contact the Artstor Support Team at for more information.

UCM Librarians Recognized in LIRT Top 20 for 2016

May 4, 2017

The American Library Association’s Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) has selected an article authored by Sara Davidson Squibb, UC Merced Library’s Head of Research & Learning Services and Susan Mikkelson, former UC Merced Instruction & Scholarly Communications Librarian and current Librarian of Merced High as one of the Top 20 Library Instruction Articles for 2016. Published in the March edition of College & Research Libraries, “Assessing the Value of Course-Embedded Information Literacy on Student Learning and Achievement” reviewed the impact of a curriculum developed by UC Merced librarians and Writing faculty that integrated information literacy into introductory composition courses to improve academic performance. Read the full article here.

KL 360 & 397 Remodeled
Author: Breanna Wright

April 30, 2017

Over spring recess the two Kolligian Library third floor conference rooms received a fresh new look and upgraded technology. Each room now contains a large screen, white board, podium and updated seating arrangements. Room 397 features moveable furniture that provides 3 different room configurations. The room updates were supported by the UC Merced Library's Kolligian-Kashian endowment funds.

Use the online Campus Reservation System (CRS) to reserve aa room up to six months in advance. Twenty-four hours advance booking is required. Reservations are limited to one reservation per week for use up to four hours.

Library Collaborates with CARE Office for Sexual Assault Awareness Month Book Display

April 30, 2017

The month of April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and in collaboration with the CARE office the Library has dedicated its 2nd floor book display to help educate and bring awareness to issues surrounding sexual assault. 

As early as the late 1970s, "women...held protests against the violence they encountered as they walked the streets at night; they called them "Take Back the Night Marches.' Over time, sexual assault awareness activities grew to include the issues of sexual violence against men and men's roles in ending sexual violence. On April 1, 2001, the U.S. first observed Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) nationally. Since then, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center promotes national unity for SAAM activities. This year, the SAAM campaign is Engaging New Voices, [hoping] to help new voices begin to talk about preventing sexual assault." -


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.