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2019-2020 Winners of the Library Award for Student Research Excellence

April 30, 2021

Due to Covid-19, the announcement of the 2019-2020 awardees of the Library Award for Student Research Excellence was delayed. Please join us in congratulating the past year's winners...

2020-2021 Carter Joseph Abrescy and Larry Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence Winners Announced

April 30, 2021

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's Library Award for Student Research Excellence!

Women's Studies Archive Now Available

April 8, 2021

UC Libraries have access to two new modules focused on women's voices and feminism on a global level, part of the Women's Studies Archive.

Preserving the Film Reels of the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch

April 8, 2021

In addition to archiving the records of county Cooperative Extension records such as Merced’s, the CARA (California Agricultural Resources Archive) project at UC Merced is preserving historical reports and film from the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR), the statewide organization that oversees UCCE county offices and personnel. In 2019, we accepted several boxes of 16mm film reels from the UCANR statewide office. Produced by UCCE personnel throughout California, the films date from 1953 to 1979 and cover UCANR activities such as the 4-H youth development program, food and nutrition education, wildland management, the ag industry, animals, and adolescent health.

Cesar Chavez Photographs Discovered In Ernest Lowe Collection

March 29, 2021

Historical photos of Latino American civil rights activist Cesar Chavez were discovered as part of the Ernest Lowe Collection. Read the full UC Merced News story.
Photo: Cesar Chavez during a march from Delano to Sacramento, 1966. Ernest Lowe Collection. UC Merced Library.

Zero - Cost Course Materials Grant Information Session for Faculty

March 19, 2021

Learn more about the Zero-Cost Course Materials Grant- a collaboration between UC Merced Library and the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning. This session is intended for faculty to learn more about grant opportunities, Open Education resources, and UC Merced Library licensed electronic resources to help reduce learning materials costs to $0.

Coming Soon: UC Library Search

March 18, 2021

UC Library Search will replace Melvyl as a single, UC-wide library discovery tool on July 27, 2021.

UC reaches open access agreement with Elsevier

March 16, 2021

After more than two years of negotiations, this morning the University of California announced a transformative open access agreement with Elsevier, the world’s largest academic publisher. This successful outcome is the result of UC’s faculty, librarians and university leadership coming together to stand firm on our goals of making UC research freely available to all and transforming scholarly communication for the better.

The new four-year agreement will go into effect on April 1, 2021, restoring UC’s direct online access to Elsevier journals while accomplishing the university’s two goals for all publisher agreements:

(1)    Enabling universal open...

New and Improved Library Chat Service: LibChat

March 15, 2021

The 24/7 library chat service has been improved to add even more features to better serve students, faculty and staff.

Storymapping Project Underway with Merced County 4-H
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch

March 2, 2021

UC Merced Library announces an exciting new partnership with the Merced County 4-H Club. After acquiring the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) archives, a key objective has been to share this incredible resource with the community. With this aim in mind, we developed the 4-H StoryMapping Project.