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

Streaming Video Access & Support

August 26, 2020

A newly created guide highlights available databases with streaming video content and library services that support streaming video in your courses.

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University of California (UC) Press Ebooks Acquired

July 31, 2020

UC Libraries now have access to a full range of UC Press Ebooks.

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African American Historical Serials Collection & Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa

July 15, 2020

Two new primary sources have been added to the Library's database collection: African American Historical Serials Collections and Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa.

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Wiley Digital Archives Databases are Added to the Library’s Collection

July 2, 2020

Five new digital collections from Wiley Digital Archives are now available.

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Gale’s Public Health Archives are Now Available

July 2, 2020

Public Health Archives from Gale are now available featuring sub-collections focused on the rise of the public heath system in the U.S.

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Primary Source Additions for Holocaust Studies

July 1, 2020

Three primary source collections related to the study of the Holocaust, offered through Gale's Archives Unbound resource, are now available.

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Primary Source Additions for American Indian Studies

July 1, 2020

Rich primary sources related to American Indian Studies are now available from the UC Merced Library.