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UC-eLinks to Indicate Peer-Reviewed Journals

July 9, 2012

Within the next two weeks, UC-eLinks users will see a new icon in their campus’ UC-eLinks A-Z ejournal list to indicate peer reviewed journals. The icon looks like a document with a magnifying glass.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences X

July 2, 2012

The UC Merced Library now has access to JSTOR Arts & Sciences X. With a minimum of 125 titles available by the end of 2013, the JSTOR Arts & Sciences X Archive Collection features broad coverage in Business and the Social Sciences. Sociology, Education, Public Policy & Administration, and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine are all represented in this collection.

Library Research Poster Award Winner Announced

May 14, 2012

Congratulations to Greg Dachner, winner of the $100 prize for the 2012 Undergraduate Library Research Poster Award. Greg participated in the Research Poster Competition sponsored by the UCM Office of Research, with his poster entitled "Influence of Obstacle-based Language upon Spatial Navigation".

Free Textbooks?

April 18, 2012

We often hear stories of students who don't buy their textbooks because they feel they can't afford them. While we understand the hard economic realities of being a college student, we also know that students ultimately hurt themselves when they don't have easy access to reading materials for their classes. It's true, textbooks are expensive, but that may change in the near future. In fact, FREE TEXTBOOKS are already being used on many college campuses.

Preservation of Digital Video

April 16, 2012

This webinar will discuss the basics of video digitization. We will also talk about the challenges of handling born-digital video and how cultural heritage institutions can mitigate some of these challenges. This is a webinar designed for people will little or no experience working with digitized and born-digital video in a preservation context. There will be plenty of time for questions as well.

The Library Needs YOU for a Focus Group

April 4, 2012

The UC Merced Library wants to hear what students think about our space, resources and services. If you can give us one hour of your time to participate in a focus group, you will receive a $25 gift certificate for the Bobcat Bookstore AND give us valuable feedback that will help us serve you better.

Grad Student Workshop: Academic Publishing

March 23, 2012

This workshop will focus on what graduate students should consider when submitting research for publication. Journal impact factors as well as other considerations in the publishing process will be covered in this session, as well as benefits of open access models and the ability to maintain rights to your work.

Open Access in the News

February 28, 2012

The debate over open access to federally funded research rages on. The Obama administration's Office of Science and Technology Policy will soon submit a report to Congress on how to deal with the contentious issues of how government-financed scientific research should be disseminated in the digital age.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

February 22, 2012

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) recently released the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, a practical guide designed to assist librarians in dealing with the often difficult and confusing copyright issues they face every day.

Award for New Book by Ignacio Lopez-Calvo, UCM professor

February 13, 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Ignacio Lopez-Calvo whose new book Latino Los Angeles in Film and Fiction was named a 2012 CHOICE Magazine Outstanding Academic Title.