HathiTrust is a collection of over 10 million digitized books, all of which are findable in Melvyl (The all UC libraries catalog). About 1/4 of HathiTrust titles are in the public domain, immediately available in full view with a single click from the Melvyl catalog record. Want to read Tom Sawyer? You can, for free! How about Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet or Tolstoy's Anna Karenina? Yes, those are available too, along with millions more. What's not to love about that?!
It's the remaining 7.5 million or so titles that have had librarians scratching their heads for the past couple of years. Because just like the titles that are available in full view, when these limited view, restricted titles came up in a Melvyl search, it looked like they should be fully available. But they weren't. There's plenty not to love about that.
Recently, however, it got easier to determine if HathiTrust titles discovered in Melvyl are available in full view or limited view. New labels for HathiTrust books differentiate between Full View and Limited View titles. For more details on this positive change, visit "10,000,000 HathiTrust Records Now Have Clear Labels in Melvyl" from the California Digital Library (CDL).
The Research Process tutorial series now has a section titled “Make Citations” to assist students in discovering why accurate citation creation is important and in becoming familiar with the information required in most citation styles.
In addition, the library has converted much of the tutorial content from Flash to HTML5 in order to make accessible on devices such as the iPad. More will be converted by fall 2013. New quizzes have been created and are available at the end of each tutorial section.
Students in WRI 1, WRI 10, or CORE can Join their course in the tutorial in order to allow their professors to view their scores for class assignment credit.
To view the tutorial series, visit The Research Process guide. Details are available from the guide for both students and faculty.
The Research Process tutorial series is an online interactive series on topics related to finding and using information. Series sections can be done at your own pace and quick quizzes are available at the end of each section to check your understanding. Take the series to become a savvy researcher.
Visit the Research Process guide to view the content.
The Center for Research Libraries will purchase eleven valuable microform and reprint collections, which will soon be available through interlibrary loan from CRL.
Many major microform and reprint sets and collections can be too costly for individual institutions, and are not readily available through interlibrary loan. Through the CRL Purchase Proposal Program, libraries nominate microform and hard copy collections for CRL purchase. Participation in this cooperative purchase program is one of the benefits of a CRL membership.
For more information on the purchase and details on the new collections, visit http://www.crl.edu/news/8945.
Front page of edition of Völkischer Beobachter, a newspaper from Nazi Germany available as part of the new collections
EBL titles are now accessible with your UCMnetID rather than a separate account.
You can also access EBL titles with your UCMnetID and password from off-campus locations even if you are not connected through the VPN.
If you have used EBL titles in the past, your existing login information is no longer valid or needed. This new Log in page prompts you to log in with your UCMnetID.
Springer online content (journals, books, protocols) moved to a new platform last Monday (November 26th). Currently, access issues with the new Springer platform are being reported from all UC campuses. Springer customer service is aware of the issues and is working on correcting them. As campuses have identified affected titles, these have been forwarded on to Springer for resolution. Until the problems are corrected, you can use the following work-around to access licensed Springer content online.
First, click through to the online content on the new platform; the URLs for the new platform all begin with ‘link.springer.com’. Then, click the “Access old SpringerLink” link in the gray banner on the right side of the screen. See below.
Once at the old platform (the URLs for the old platform all begin with ‘www.springerlink.com’), you’ll need to browse or search for the item (book, journal, or protocol) title. Once on the item’s homepage, you should be able to drill down to the appropriate volume/issue or chapter to display and download the online content.
Springer journal and ebook content migrated to a new Springer platform on Monday, November 26. All users are now redirected to the new SpringerLink. The new platform is faster, easier to use, and optimized for most mobile devices.
Important: Individual personalized accounts created on the old SpringerLink platform will not be migrated to the new platform. Users wanting to save searches and alerts will need to create a new account on the new platform. The old platform will be linked from the new platform and accessible through the end of 2012, in case you need to retrieve information or settings from your old account.
Springer Protocol content will continue to be available from the Springer Protocols platform as well as from the new Springerlink platform.
The focus of JSTOR XI will be on the humanities, with emphasis on language and literature, history, art and architecture, classical studies, and music. Other subjects covered will include religion, philosophy, archaeology, performing arts and film studies, American studies, Asian studies, Jewish studies, and African American studies.
Selected titles in JSTOR XI include:
Christian Education / The Christian Scholar
Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles
Marvels & Tales
Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology
JSTOR Arts and Sciences XI will contain at least 125 titles by the end of 2014, with page-image display, searchable full text, and PDF output for every page of every issue from a journal's start up to the most recent 3 to 5 years. Ten titles will show runs of more than 100 years, with the earliest issues dating from 1783.
Titles can be accessed through JSTOR: www.jstor.org.
The set contains some 12,000 active ASTM standards, 28,500 historical and withdrawn standards, and 12,300 redlined standards.
There are nearly 100 categories of standards with the largest number in the areas of Construction, Metals, Nonferrous Metal Products, Paint & Related Coating, Petroleum, Lubricants & Fossil Fuels, Plastics, Environmental, Rubber, Steel, Textiles, Electrical Insulation and Electronics, Water & Environmental Technology, Nuclear, Solar and Geothermal Energy, General Methods & Instrumentation, and new areas that reflect 3D Imaging standards, Additive Manufacturing Standards, Medical Device Standards, and Implant Standards among others.
The standards are searchable by keyword or standard number, and full text access to all standards in either PDF or HTML format can be retrieved.
In addition to the standards, three main collections of publications compose the books, journals and papers of the SEDL:
1. Peer reviewed conference proceedings/Special Technical Publications (STPs)
2. ASTM-issued journals
3. Manuals, Monographs and Data Series Library (eBooks)
An important set of engineering ebooks from publisher McGraw-Hill, formerly available at the McGraw-Hill AccessEngineering(TM) site, is now available from the CDL-Hosted Licensed Content platform.
This set of ebooks includes recent editions of handbooks and reference sources such as Marks Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Perry's Chemical Engineers Handbook, Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, and more than 250 other titles. The ebooks cover various subject fields in engineering: Bioengineering, Chemical, Civil & Construction, Communications, Electrical & Optical, Energy, Environmental & Sustainable, Industrial, Materials Science & Nanotech, Mechanical, and Software.
The collection can be accessed at http://uclibs.org/PID/146414.
CDL hosting of the McGraw Hill ebooks was implemented at the request of UC campuses following a change in the vendor’s pricing and service model, which no longer provided for perpetual access rights to licensed material. Perpetual ownership is a core licensing principle for the UC Libraries, ensuring that our investments in licensed collections will endure long into the future.
The CDL-Hosted Licensed Content platform is based on CDL’s Merritt repository for preservation and CDL’s eXtensible Text Framework (XTF) for access. Implementation of this new service involved broad collaboration across CDL, including staff from CDL’s UC3, Publishing and Access, Licensing, and Discovery and Delivery programs, as well as close collaboration with the licensing campuses.
For more information on the collection or the CDL-Hosted Licensed Content platform, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 209.228.4444.