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CRL to purchase 11 new collections

December 21, 2012

Many major microform and reprint sets and collections can be too costly for individual institutions, and are not readily available through interlibrary loan. Through the CRL Purchase Proposal Program, libraries nominate microform and hard copy collections for CRL purchase. Participation in this cooperative purchase program is one of the benefits of a CRL membership.

Access to Electronic Book Library (EBL) titles has been improved!

December 19, 2012

EBL titles are now accessible with your UCMnetID rather than a separate account. You can also access EBL titles with your UCMnetID and password from off-campus locations even if you are not connected through the VPN.

A unique gift that supports the libraries

December 12, 2012

Looking for a memorable and reasonably priced holiday present but stuck on gift giving ideas? Wondering what to give a recent UC grad or alum? Interested in Yiddish theater or know a nursing student who might get a kick from a 1917 reprint? Consider a book digitized from UC's library collections.

New Springer platform access issues and work-around

December 3, 2012

Springer online content (journals, books, protocols) moved to a new platform last Monday (November 26th). Currently, access issues with the new Springer platform are being reported from all UC campuses. Springer customer service is aware of the issues and is working on correcting them.

New Springer platform effective 11/26/12

November 27, 2012

Springer journal and ebook content migrated to a new Springer platform on Monday, November 26. All users are now redirected to the new SpringerLink. The new platform is faster, easier to use, and optimized for most mobile devices.

New resource in the library: JSTOR Arts & Sciences XI

October 30, 2012

The focus of JSTOR XI will be on the humanities, with emphasis on language and literature, history, art and architecture, classical studies, and music. Other subjects covered will include religion, philosophy, archaeology, performing arts and film studies, American studies, Asian studies, Jewish studies, and African American studies.

New resource in the library: ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library (SEDL)

October 30, 2012

This set contains some 12,000 active ASTM standards, 28,500 historical and withdrawn standards, and 12,300 redlined standards.The standards are searchable by keyword or standard number, and full text access to all standards in either PDF or HTML format can be retrieved.

McGraw-Hill AccessEngineering ebooks now available on new platform

October 30, 2012

CDL hosting of the McGraw Hill ebooks was implemented at the request of UC campuses following a change in the vendor’s pricing and service model, which no longer provided for perpetual access rights to licensed material. Perpetual ownership is a core licensing principle for the UC Libraries, ensuring that our investments in licensed collections will endure long into the future.

Using Scientific Workflow Tools

October 22, 2012


Using Scientific Workflow Tools - Taverna and Kepler

Scientific workflows are widely recognized as a useful paradigm to describe, manage, and share complex scientific analyses and are often used by in silico experimentation. This session will be an overview of two scientific workflow tools: Taverna and Kepler. A demonstration will show the basics of how the tools work and how they can make documenting your research process easier.

Speaker: Susan Borda -

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 10:00-11:00

Location: KL 260


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