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UC’s Transformative Open Access Publishing Agreements & Discounts

April 26, 2024

The University of California (UC) is committed to ensuring that UC publishing output is accessible to all. Open access (OA) 1) aligns with the university’s mission as a public institution, 2) empowers social, scientific, and economic innovation, and 3) complies with grant funder requirements.

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CatCourses Module Empowers Students to Develop Academic Integrity
Author: Bronwen K. Maxson

April 25, 2024

The Library is pleased to announce a new module about academic integrity available in Canvas Commons for CatCourses. The module helps students put together the four pieces of academic integrity – the scholarly conversation, academic honesty, attribution & citation, and copyright & fair use – and reflect to make connections to their own lives.

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Abrescy-Kranich Student Award for Library Research Excellence Reception

April 19, 2024

Faculty, library staff and students gathered for an award reception on March 22 to celebrate the accomplishments of Darián Andrade-Diaz and Ashley Ratcliff-Winn, the 2024 recipients of the Abrescy-Kranich Student Award for Library Research Excellence.

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Faculty Author Series: Christina Lux

April 4, 2024

Christina Lux, UC Merced’s Center for the Humanities Managing Director, will discuss her recent book War Bonds at the UC Merced Library’s next Faculty Author Series.

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The Library is Hiring a GSR for Summer!
Author: Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco

March 12, 2024

The Library is hiring a Graduate Summer Researcher to compile a reading list for a proposed UC Merced Community & Labor Center reading room during the summer term. This position is up to 50% and can be remote or in-person. More details can be found at the position description. Please apply soon!

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Abrescy-Kranich Award 2024 Announcement

March 8, 2024

Since 2017, the UC Merced Library has offered an award to undergraduate students who demonstrate excellence in library research and use. This year, the Carter Joseph Abrescy and Larry Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence was awarded to Ashley Ratcliff-Winn and Darian Andrade-Diaz.

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Chief Administrative Officer, Stephanie Peterson Celebrates 10 Years at the UC Merced Library

February 27, 2024

Library staff recently recognized Chief Administrative Officer, Stephanie Peterson for her 10-year anniversary at the UC Merced Library. However, Stephanie’s history with the university is much deeper and longer than most of ours. She has been at UC Merced for 24 years!

Taylor & Francisc Negotiations and Article Access
Potential changes to Taylor & Francis journal access in March 2024

February 22, 2024

UC is currently in negotiations with Taylor & Francis (T&F), a publisher with significant content for the humanities and social sciences, to establish an agreement that redirects the university’s spend from reading access to open access publishing. T&F’s current proposal adds open access publishing costs on top of subscription fees for the same journals. Though an agreement may yet be reached, direct access to 2024 article content will be lost in March without a resolution. This Letter to Faculty provides more details about UC’s intent and negotiation status.

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CatCourses LTI Update
Author: Bronwen K. Maxson

February 21, 2024

The LTI to make UC Merced Library research guides visible to students in CatCourses has been upgraded. Please use the “Library Research Guide” page (formerly “Start Your Research”), found in your CatCourses site to display Subject or Course research guides.

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UC Love Data Week 2024
Author: Derek Devnich

February 13, 2024

UC Love Data Week is a week-long offering of presentations and workshops focused on data access, management, security, sharing, and preservation.