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Elsevier Journal Negotiations: 2/28 Update


December 18, 2018


February 28, 2019: The University of California announced this morning that they are ceasing negotiations with Elsevier. UCOP has published a press release and the Academic Senate has published a letter to faculty discussing its decision.

Visit the Elsevier Journal Negotiations page for more information.

New Platform for Several Gale Databases


November 15, 2018


Several of the UC-licensed Gale databases are now live on the Artemis platform, while others will be transitioned based on Gale’s schedule. The new platform incorporates several new features and tools, such as term frequency (the frequency of search terms within sets of content to identify themes), cross-search capability (ability to search across the content of related products in a single environment) and downloadable OCR (materials are keyword and full-text searchable via optical character recognition).

New via Request: Request a Book Chapter


October 29, 2018


The CDL Resource Sharing Team and ILL Operations Advisory Group have announced a new feature available via Request: request just a book chapter. Patrons no longer need to re-input the bibliographic information into a Citation Linker form in order to only request a book chapter via interlibrary loan.

HathiTrust Extends Non-Consumptive Research Tools to Copyrighted Materials


October 10, 2018


Since 2011, HathiTrust Research Center has been developing tools to utilize text and data mining methodologies using the HathiTrust collection. Until now, this service has been available mostly in the portion of the collection that is out of copyright, with copyrighted item access restricted.

Works of Photographers Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones Now Online
Author: Sarah Sheets


September 19, 2018


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).

Thousands of Historic California Legislative Publications Available for Access
Author: Sarah Sheets


September 19, 2018


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.

Flipster Digital Magazines
Author: Breanna Wright


August 28, 2018


The Library has partnered with ASUCM to provide the UC Merced campus community with digital magazine subscriptions through Flipster. You can read your favorite magazines from anywhere and on any device.

Before you get started, make sure you are connected to the UC Merced campus wifi or VPN.

On-campus

Visit Flipster using your web browser or download the Flipster app on any of your devices; the app is available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store. You can also check out an iPad mini configured with the Flipster app from the 2nd floor Library Services Desk.

Off-campus

To read magazines when off-campus, you...

ProQuest Platform Interface Enhancements
Author: Sarah Sheets


July 26, 2018


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.

SpringerProtocols to Transition to New Springer Nature Experiments
Author: Sarah Sheets


June 7, 2018


On July 25th, the SpringerProtocols platform will be deactivated and transitioned to Springer Nature Experiments.
Springer Nature Experiments is a database dedicated to protocols and methods. Free-to-use, it has been designed to assist researchers in finding and evaluating protocols and methods across the whole Springer Nature protocols and methods portfolio. Its algorithm tracks lab techniques and model organisms mentioned in articles to help locate the most relevant references. The number of citations and downloads are displayed showing which articles are worth further investigation.

U.S. Major Dailies Now Available
Author: Sarah Sheets


June 1, 2018


All UC campuses now have access to U.S. Major Dailies, which grants access to current content and archives dating back to the 1980s for five of the nation’s most valued national and regional newspapers: New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal. The database is searchable as a whole or by specific publication in full-text format.

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