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Livingston Incorporates, The Chronicle Sept 8, 1922
City of Livingston Celebrates 100 Years
Author: Emily S. Lin

September 12, 2022

This September, the City of Livingston celebrates the centennial of its incorporation. As a result of cooperative efforts between UC Merced Library, campus partners, and Livingston partners, two online resources are now available for the public to learn more about Livingston’s history.

New Systemwide Electronic Resources (2021)

December 9, 2021

In the past few months, UC libraries acquired a group of new resources using monies from the University Provost and a fund designed to improve systemwide access to scholarly sources.

Transportation to Inter-County Walnut Growers’ Field Day, 1927-09-03. Image courtesy: UC Merced, UC Cooperative Extension Archive.
Calisphere Soars Past Two Million Digital Primary Resource Items!

August 5, 2021

Calisphere's digital collection includes resources from over 300 organizations in the State of California, including collections from the UC Merced Library.

Women's Studies Archive Now Available

April 8, 2021

UC Libraries have access to two new modules focused on women's voices and feminism on a global level, part of the Women's Studies Archive.

Cesar Chavez Photographs Discovered In Ernest Lowe Collection

March 29, 2021

Historical photos of Latino American civil rights activist Cesar Chavez were discovered as part of the Ernest Lowe Collection. Read the full UC Merced News story.
Photo: Cesar Chavez during a march from Delano to Sacramento, 1966. Ernest Lowe Collection. UC Merced Library.

SEKI archive evacuation
With Fire Threatening, National Parks Turn to UC Merced for Help Preserving History

October 22, 2020

UC Merced's Newsroom reports on UC Merced Library's role in bringing the archives of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI) to campus due to fire risk. This piece speaks to the rescue effort, potential for on-going collaboration, and the rich resources located in the archive.

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eBooks Now Available on the Project Muse Platform

October 14, 2020

UC libraries have acquired perpetual access 10,000 ebooks, from university presses and scholarly publishers. These are now available on the Project Muse platform. Book chapters are available as PDFs for download.

Collections safely transported to UC Merced Library
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Archives evacuated to UC Merced Library
Author: Emily S. Lin

September 18, 2020

Amidst the destruction and fast-changing nature of this year’s wildfires, UC Merced Library was able to answer a call for help.

On Monday afternoon, Ward Eldredge, curator for the Sequoia and Kings Canyon (SEKI) National Parks, contacted UC Merced librarian Emily Lin to inform her that he was preparing plans to evacuate the archives. The Castle Fire, part of the SQF Complex wildfire, had expanded considerably over the weekend and was approaching Dennison Ridge, near the southern boundary of Sequoia National Park and the park headquarters. Given the growth of the fire, he and other park employees had already begun to evacuate. Eldredge asked if the UC Merced Library had the ability to house any of the materials.

After saying yes, Lin worked with Eldredge and Associate University Librarian for Library Operations, Eric Scott, over the course of the next day to make arrangements. Because the Park Service had difficulty...

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Residential Delivery

September 2, 2020

The UC Merced Library has launched a Residential Delivery service allowing faculty, graduate students, and staff to request items be shipped to their home.

JoVE Updates

August 26, 2020

JoVE content can be brought into your CatCourse site for instructional purposes. New JoVE content includes the Encyclopedia of Experiments.