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New Resource: Takita Choin kyuzo Kindai sakka genkoshu


May 2, 2019


Takita Choin kyūzō Kindai sakka genkōshu 滝田樗陰旧蔵近代作家原稿集, a collection of Japanese literary manuscripts by modern writers, is now available to users of all UC campuses via JapanKnowledge.

New Collections on Architecture, Television and More Added to Calisphere


April 9, 2019


Calisphere continues to grow adding new collections providing insight into innovations in architecture, television, and more.

America’s Historical Newspapers Migrate to Enhanced Interface
Author: Sarah Sheets


April 3, 2019


America’s Historical Newspapers via Readex are now available with enhanced interfaces. These enhancements are available for a number of databases including Early American Newspapers Series 1 and 2, African American Newspapers, California Historical Newspapers and Hispanic American Newspapers.

New JoVE Content Now Available


March 14, 2019


UC Merced has recently subscribed to the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) Bioengineering module and JoVE Lab Manual for Introductory Biology.

Literature Online Moves to the Enhanced ProQuest platform


March 13, 2019


The Literature Online (LION) database has transitioned to the main ProQuest platform and is now cross-searchable with other ProQuest resources. Access to the legacy site will continue until July 1, 2019 to provide users time to try new features on the main ProQuest platform while continuing use of the previous site. The legacy version of the database will be fully decommissioned as of August 1, 2019.

Melvyl Switching to WorldCat Discovery


February 14, 2019


Melvyl’s long-anticipated transition to WorldCat Discovery, OCLC’s newer discovery user interface, will happen this summer preceding the end-of-life date for WorldCat Local on August 9, 2019. Each UC campus will choose a switch over date after the end of their academic year allowing patrons to have a consistent user experience for the duration of the spring term.

The Public Domain Expands


February 1, 2019


As of January 2019, the public domain in the United States expanded for the first time in 20 years. Since the Sonny Bono Copyright Act of 1998, 1923 had been the cut-off year in which books published in the United States could be assumed to be out of copyright. On this January first, the cut-off year advanced by a year to 1924. Without future copyright law changes, the cut-off year will continue to increase by one every January first until 2073.

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.

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