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UC Merced Library Welcomes Breanna Wright


January 5, 2017


In December, the UC Merced Library welcomed Breanna Wright as their Communications Coordinator.

​Breanna comes to the Library from the Marketing and Communications for Enrollment Management department within Student Affairs where she was the E-Communications Specialist and primarily served the Office of Admissions. Breanna is also a UC Merced alumna with a B.S. in Cognitive Science. She has worked in Admissions since 2013 and received her initial training from Jessica “Jae Jae” Julian, a former Library staffer.

Interlibrary Loan Closure Dates


January 3, 2017


Interlibrary Loan will be closed beginning Friday, December 16, 2016 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

New Request Feature Now Available


December 20, 2016


When placing multiple requests in a single search session, users no longer have to re-enter their information such as their UCMnetID. The California Digital Library (CDL) implemented this enhancement on Nov. 7. More details are available at CDLINFO News.

Library Service Preserves and Publishes Research Data


December 14, 2016


Using the Merritt preservation repository at the California Digital Library and UC’s Dash data sharing service, the Library is helping our researchers preserve and publish their valuable data. Check out the full article in the latest issue of Panorama.

Extended Hours at Writing Center Pilot


November 14, 2016


The Writing Center offers extended hours for three weeks starting Nov. 14th. Visit us from M-TH from noon to 5pm or F from noon to 3pm in KL 260 for one-on-one feedback. Thanksgiving Week we are open Monday and Tuesday from noon to 3pm. Visit our web page to schedule an appointment and to view peer writing consultant bios.

New eBooks in Engineering & Computer Science (Synthesis Series)


November 9, 2016


The Synthesis Series, from Morgan & Claypool (M&C) Publishers, is a collection of ebooks that synthesize and analyze important research or topics in the areas of engineering and computer science. The editors of each ebook are prominent researchers in the field. These books can be particularly valuable to students or researchers who are new to a specific research area and can be used as textbooks. Sample series include Quantum Computing, Computer Vision, and Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning. The publisher has started offering its seventh collection of lectures, and 24 new titles are available to download in PDF format. All ebooks in the series are available through Melvyl and through the Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science Collection (Morgan & Claypool Publisher) in our database listing. For more details, check out our article in the Library Notes section of November 16th’s Panorama.

Request Update


November 7, 2016


When placing multiple requests in a single search session, users no longer have to re-enter their information such as their UCMnetID.

Could subscriptions for academic journals go the way of pay phones?


November 4, 2016


Deputy University Librarian, Donald Barclay, explains the OA 2020 (Open Access) initiative and discusses whether this proposed model might work. View the complete article in The Conversation 25 October 2016.

eScholarship Resources


November 4, 2016


eScholarship is an scholarly publishing service made available by the California Digital Library (CDL).

Library Receives Rosetti Collection and Leads Agricultural Archiving Project


November 2, 2016


A collection of works by poet and playwright Ana Rossetti is now part of the library, and UC Merced now leads an archiving project that documents the history of UC Cooperative Extension. Check out the full article in the latest issue of Panorama.

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