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UC Merced Library Celebrates Open Access Week 2012

October 21, 2012



The UC Merced Library is hosting several events in celebration of Open Access Week 2012

Open Access Week - Webcast – World Bank - SPARC

October 19, 2012



Faculty and graduate students are invited to attend a library-hosted webcast to kick off Open Access Week 2012, Set the Default to Open Access. The webcast is sponsored by the World Bank which recently launched the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR), and SPARC the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.

Open Access Week Event - Faculty Panel Discussion

October 19, 2012



UC Merced scholars are joining the Open Access publishing movement and discovering the benefits of making their research freely available online. As part of Open Access Week programming, the library will host a panel discussion featuring several UC Merced faculty who have published in open access journals.

HathiTrust Prevails in Fair-Use Litigation

October 12, 2012



The Author's Guild received a stunning blow this week when Federal judge Harold Baer tossed out their copyright infringement lawsuit against the HathiTrust digital repository. This is a major development for academic libraries who seek to provide access to materials under fair use copyright law.

Open-Source Textbooks for California

October 12, 2012



California college students frustrated with the high cost of textbooks got some good news recently, when Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation for a proposal to create a website where textbooks are available for free. The development of affordable open source textbooks for targeted courses would help students attending California Community Colleges, California State Universities, and University of California campuses.

WESTERN REGIONAL STORAGE TRUST (WEST) ANNOUNCES PRINT ARCHIVING MILESTONE

September 26, 2012



The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST), a partnership to create a distributed retrospective print journal repository in the Western United States, has completed its first round of print journal archiving under a 3-year program jointly funded by WEST members and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Metadata →Data about Your Data: Why it's Important to Describe Your Research Well and How to Create It

September 21, 2012



In this presentation you will learn how documenting your research process and describing your data will benefit your research and facilitate further discovery and reuse.

Teaching With Data

August 10, 2012



Working with data sets and performing data analysis have become increasingly important not only in research across disciplines, but also in the workforce.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) eBook Collection

July 26, 2012



All UC campuses now have access to the Royal Society of Chemistry eBook Collection, 1968-2012. This collection is a definitive point of reference for anyone working in the chemical sciences. More than 1,000 books spanning 40 years have been brought together, digitized as pdf files and made fully searchable. The result is a comprehensive overview of research and opinion in a multitude of areas of chemical science.

Databases Moving to ProQuest Platform

July 18, 2012



This summer (2012), PsycINFO and many other databases are changing from their current platforms to the ProQuest platform. This means that these databases will look a little different – but you will still be able to use them and access their resources.

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