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Open access journal Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene

A new open access journal in the earth and environmental sciences, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, was recently announced and will begin accepting submissions in April 2013. The journal will publish research on "the Earth?s physical, chemical, and biological systems; interactions between human and natural systems; and steps that can be taken to mitigate and adapt to global change." It will be organized into six knowledge domains:

  • atmospheric science
  • earth and environmental science
  • ecology
  • ocean science
  • sustainable engineering
  • sustainability sciences

Fees charged to UCB faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students for publishing in this open access journal may be eligible for reimbursement through the Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII).

Feb 22, 2013 | Categories: News & Updates | bquigley

Paying library fees/fines online

If you are charged a library fee or fine, you can now pay it online through My OskiCat. You can find instructions in the Library FAQ on how to pay online. You can also still pay in person at the Privileges Desk in Doe Library.

Jan 22, 2013 | Categories: News & Updates, How To: | bquigley

Earth Sciences and Map Library Spring semester hours

The Earth Sciences and Maps Library will be open 9am-7pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-5pm Friday during the Spring semester.

Please remember that the Circulation Desk closes 15 minutes before the library does. This means no checkouts or returns after 6:45pm Monday-Thursday and after 4:45pm Fridays.

Holidays this semester include:

Monday, February 18: Closed
Friday, March 29: Closed

Hope to see you in the library soon!

Jan 22, 2013 | Categories: Hours | bquigley

China Geo-Explorer II

The UC Berkeley Libraries have licensed China Geo-Explorer II, which provides access to a rich collection of census data, business data, maps, and reports for China at various administrative levels. You can use the tool to do spatial analysis, create maps, charts, tables, and reports, and download time series data. You can export as PDF, Excel, Word, or shapefiles.

Image of China Geo-Explorer II interface

For more information and instructions, please consult the detailed user's guide (PDF).

Jan 17, 2013 | Categories: New Acquisitions | bquigley

Earth Sciences and Map Library Intersession and Winter Break Hours

During winter intersession (December 15, 2012 - January 21, 2013), the Earth Sciences and Map Library will be open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Please remember: the Circulation Desk closes 15 minutes before the library closes.

Holiday closures:
December 22, 2012 - January 6, 2013 for winter break
January 21, 2013 for MLK Jr. holiday

Dec 17, 2012 | Categories: Hours | bquigley

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