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The UC Merced Library Welcomes Isabel Ramos

July 3, 2024

Isabel Ramos is our newest Night/Weekend Services Coordinator and UC Merced Alum (class of 2023). We spoke more with her about her background and how her previous position in education may inform her role at the UC Merced Library.

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Ross Anastos Celebrates 10 Years at the UC Merced Library

July 1, 2024

Ross Anastos is our Head of Access Services and UC Merced alum (class of 2009). We spoke with him to find out more about his beginnings at UC Merced and his current work.

New PNAS Agreement: Updated Open Access Publishing Terms for Authors

May 29, 2024

The University of California has renewed its open access publishing agreement with the National Academy of Sciences. 

While UC authors can continue to publish open access in PNAS at a discounted rate, the article processing charge (APC) will increase annually over the course of the three-year agreement due to changes in PNAS’s universal pricing structure. The APC under the previous agreement was set at $3,000, and in year 1 of the new agreement (for the rest of 2024), it will increase to $3,225.

While the UC libraries and authors will both experience somewhat higher costs under the new agreement, the APC for UC authors remains $2,000 below the standard APC for immediate open access publishing in PNAS. This discount is automatically applied for all UC-affiliated corresponding authors.

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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!