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Works of Photographers Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones Now Online

Wed, September 19, 2018 2:55 PM to Sat, October 27, 2018 5:15 AM
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Thousands of images by photographers Ruth-Marion Baruch (1922–1997) and Pirkle Jones (1914–2009) are now digitized and available on Calisphere, UC Santa Cruz University Library Digital Collections and the Digital Library of America (DPLA). More than 6,000 negatives by the artists were digitized through a collaboration between UC Santa Cruz and CDL. UCSC selected three groups of images to digitize from the collection of 12,000 photographic prints and 30,000 negatives by the artists: A Photographic Essay on the Black Panthers (1968-1969), a collaboration by Baruch and Jones on the group; The Death of A Valley (1956), a collaboration between Jones and Dorothea Lange that documented Monticello, a town in Berryessa Valley that disappeared underwater after the completion of the Monticello Dam; and additional photos focusing on San Francisco and the greater Bay Area, including Walnut Grove: Portrait of a Town (1964) another collaboration between Baruch and Jones.

Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones were part of the first class to attend a new photography program at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute) founded by Ansel Adams just after World War II. Other faculty included photographers Minor White, Dorothea Lange, and Imogen Cunningham.

Their digitized photos grant an in-depth look into California in the 1950’s, 1960’s, and 1970’s, chronicling rural and urban life, most often outside the mainstream, and portraying poverty, upheaval, everyday life, and change. Images range from the landscapes of the Central Valley, to the Black Panthers’ political rallies, to the experience of agricultural workers, yet they frequently focus on children or the interaction between people and animals.

A note: some images may have titles and other metadata that is incomplete, inaccurate or may reflect historical biases and terminology. Many of the images are titled “untitled” because they were never printed or displayed by the photographers. In these cases, the UC Santa Cruz library listed descriptive information from the donor’s inventory in the SubSeries Title field to provide context about the subject of the photographs.

 

Thousands of Historic California Legislative Publications Available for Access

Wed, September 19, 2018 2:50 PM to Sat, October 27, 2018 5:15 AM
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A joint effort between CDL’s Mass Digitization Team, the California Office of Legislative Counsel, and librarians at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and the California State Library has resulted in 4,000 volumes of historic California Legislative materials being digitized and made open access in HathiTrust and Google Books. These items include introduced and amended bills published between 1911 and 1988, Statutes and Legislative Journals published between 1849 and 1988, and supporting materials including some Final Histories, Final Calendars, Appendices, and Constitutional Amendments.

These digitized items may be searched via full text in a separate HathiTrust featured collection, or browsed by title and year in a Google sheet containing a link to each volume in both HathiTrust and Google Books. All volumes in both libraries are open access. All may download a page at a time on HathiTrust, and individuals affiliated with one of HathiTrust’s 140+ member institutions may login to download full-work PDFs of the volumes. Google Books provides full download of the volumes to everyone.

For more information on the collaboration and details about the materials, see HathiTrust’s blog post.

Access Alert - OCLC

Tue, September 11, 2018 9:50 AM to Sun, September 16, 2018 3:20 AM
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Beginning Saturday, September 15th at 6pm and continuing intermittently through Sunday, September 16th at 3am Pacific Time, OCLC will be performing systems maintenance which may cause sporadic interruptions and delayed response times for online catalog services. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

Access Alert - Campus Wireless

Tue, August 28, 2018 4:15 PM to Sat, September 1, 2018 6:15 AM
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Beginning Friday, August 31st at 10pm and continuing up to 8 hours, Campus IT will be applying a software patch in an effort to repair wireless connectivity issues that have been impacting the campus. During this time, the campus wireless will be completely offline for a short period of time and intermittently offline as IT reboots it in phases. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

Access Alert - OCLC

Tue, August 7, 2018 5:30 PM to Sun, August 12, 2018 3:15 AM
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Beginning Saturday, August 11th at 10pm through Sunday, August 12th at 3am Pacific Time, OCLC will be performing systems maintenance which may cause intermittent interruptions and delayed response times for online catalog services. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

Access Alert - Network Outage

Tue, August 7, 2018 2:00 PM
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The fiber network that links UC Merced to the internet is currently being repaired due to damage incurred by construction. The campus is completely without internet connectivity and online library resources may also be inaccessible. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope for resolution of this issue by this evening. For status updates, please visit https://it.ucmerced.edu/status.

Access Alert - OCLC

Fri, July 27, 2018 10:20 AM to Sun, August 5, 2018 3:15 AM
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Beginning Saturday, August 4th at 11pm through Sunday, August 5th at 3am Pacific Time, OCLC will be performing systems maintenance which may cause intermittent interruptions and delayed response times for online catalog services. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

ProQuest Platform Interface Enhancements

Thu, July 26, 2018 2:20 PM to Fri, August 24, 2018 2:20 PM
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As of July 26th, ProQuest will roll out redesigned basic search and search results pages. These improvements will put a focus on source types to help retrieve more relevant results from across the platform.
Some of these improvements will include: 
A new horizontal source type limiter above the basic search box to help users limit their results to the content types most relevant to their research. 
Help panels to provide search guidance at the point of the most need. 
“You are searching…” statements to show which databases are being searched along with the top source types contained within those databases.

For more details on this release, visit the ProQuest platform release news page.

Access Alert - OCLC

Fri, July 13, 2018 10:05 AM to Sun, July 22, 2018 3:15 AM
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Beginning Saturday, July 21st at 9pm through Sunday, July 22nd at 3am Pacific Time, OCLC will be performing systems maintenance which may cause intermittent interruptions and delayed response times for online catalog services. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

Access Alert - OCLC

Thu, July 5, 2018 10:05 AM to Sun, July 15, 2018 5:15 AM
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Beginning Saturday, July 14th at 4:30pm through Sunday, July 15th at 5am Pacific Time, OCLC will be performing systems maintenance which may cause intermittent interruptions and delayed response times for online catalog services. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

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