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Faculty Author Series: Tanya Golash-Boza

January 12, 2024

Join us for a Faculty Author Series Talk on March 5th with Professor Tanya Golash-Boza as she discusses her book, Before Gentrification: The Creation of DC's Racial Wealth Gap. Registration is now open.

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White Paper from LASC Now Available

December 21, 2023

The UC Merced Library White Paper (June 2023) was written in response to a charge from former Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Gregg Camfield to the UC Merced Academic Senate Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (LASC) to articulate the Library’s contributions to UC Merced’s mission of research, teaching, and service.

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Request Spring 2024 Library Instruction

December 21, 2023

Submit your Library instruction requests for Spring 2024 courses!

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UC Merced Library Annual Report (AY 2022-2023)

December 19, 2023

The UC Merced Library’s Annual Report for AY 2022-2023 is now available. We are excited to share noteworthy exhibits, events and acquisitions, our contributions to student learning & belonging, and how we are building expertise & celebrating our achievements.

Library Acquires Two Years of Heat and COVID in the San Joaquin Valley Photographs

December 19, 2023

The Library has acquired David Bacon's photography exhibition, Two Years of Heat and COVID in the San Joaquin Valley, as an addition to its permanent collection with funding from the UC Merced Community and Labor Center.

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Sarah Sheets Reaches 20 Year Anniversary with the UC Merced Library

December 4, 2023

Sarah Sheets celebrates 20 year career milestone with the UC Merced Library. Read more about Sarah...

Collections Update

November 28, 2023

Because of decreased campus financial support, the UC Merced Library will cancel access to several electronic information resources as of January 1, 2024.

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Faculty Author Series December 6, 2023: Dr. Nicosia Shakes

November 1, 2023

Co-sponsored with the Center for Africana Studies - Dr. Nicosia Shakes will discuss her recent book: Women's Activist Theatre in Jamaica and South Africa. Read more...

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2023-2024 Library Award for Student Research Excellence Now Accepting Applications

November 1, 2023

The 2023-2024 Library Research Award is open for eligible undergraduate students through January 31, 2024. Read more...

UC to End Funding Support for Open Access Publishing with IEEE in 2024; Reading Access Will Continue
Author: Jerrold Shiroma

October 19, 2023

The University of California will end open access publishing support through its agreement with IEEE effective January 1, 2024. The UC libraries’ funding support for page charges will also end at that time. Reading access to IEEE publications will continue without interruption — essentially reverting to the type of agreement UC had with IEEE prior to the open access publishing pilot.

Since the pilot agreement began in July 2022, only 20 percent of UC authors publishing with IEEE have chosen to publish open access — far fewer than with UC’s other open access agreements — and of those who chose to publish open access, fewer contributed grant funds toward the open access fee than projected.

With the low number of UC authors choosing open access with IEEE, and the resulting financial costs under the structure of this particular...