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Recent acquisitions lists now active

The new acquisitions lists for books and maps on the Earth Sciences and Map Library's homepage are now refreshed nightly with material that is new to the library. Check out the new acquisitions at the library either through the lists on the homepage or via rss.

As always, you can search OskiCat, the online catalog for UC Berkeley libraries, to find books, journals, maps, and data.

Aug 23, 2012 | Categories: News & Updates | jridener

Fall semester hours begin August 23, 2012

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Fall semester hours for the Earth Sciences and Map Library begin on Thursday, August 23, 2012.

During semester hours, the library is open Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm and Friday 9am - 5pm. The library is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

The Circulation Desk closes 15 minutes before the library does. This means no items can be checked out or returned after 6:45pm Monday - Thursday, and 4:45pm on Friday.

The library will be closed for upcoming holidays including:

Monday, September 3 (Labor Day)
Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day)

Hope to see you in the library soon!

Aug 22, 2012 | Categories: Hours | jridener

GIS workshops at the GIF

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The Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF) here at UC Berkeley holds half day workshops on various geospatial and GIS topics. Courses range from introduction to GIS to object-based analysis with OBIA with eCognition The courses are open to everyone and preregistration is required. The schedule for Fall 2012 has been posted on the GIF workshop site.

Aug 20, 2012 | Categories: Events | jridener

DataONE goes live

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The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE), a portal for environmental science data exploration, announced that it's gone live as of July 23, 2012. From the DataONE site: "supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (Grant #OCI-0830944) as one of the initial DataNets, DataONE will ensure the preservation, access, use and reuse of multi-scale, multi-discipline, and multi-national science data via three principle cyberinfrastucture elements and a broad education and outreach program."

DataONE's three principle elements include:

  • Coordinating nodes that provide a replicated catalog of Member Node holdings and make it easy for scientists to discover data wherever they reside, also enabling data repositories to make their data and services more broadly available to the international community
  • Member nodes that consist of data centers, science networks or organizations that can provide  computing resources, or services such as data replication, to the DataONE community
  • Investigator toolkit The DataONE Investigator toolkit enables access to customized tools that are familiar to scientists and that can support them in all aspects of the data life cycle

Users can access data via ONE Mercury, a search tool that allows for geographic, metadata, contributor node, and other types of searches.

Read more about DataONE on the DataONE site.

Jul 24, 2012 | Categories: Web resources | jridener

Mission Possible: A neighborhood atlas

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The Cartography and GIS Education (CAGE) Lab in the Department of Geography, in collaboration with Mission Loc@l, have published Mission Possible: A Neighborhood Atlas. Both a print and online publication, Mission Possible is a project in which, "Students examined and mapped phenomena of the Mission in an effort to look at the neighborhood from different viewpoints and to offer users useful information. The maps in this atlas are products of students? work and imagination."

From the Mission Possible announcement: "Mission Possible employs a cartographic style that is a hybrid of traditional cartography, poster art, infographic, and map as narrative. The map is conceived as a narrative of place, using data visualization techniques, cartographic symbology, and graphic art and design concepts to tell different stories."

Mission Possible: A Neighborhood Atlas is avaible at local shops in San Francisco's Mission District, online, and in the library.

Jun 21, 2012 | Categories: New Acquisitions | jridener

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