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"My ILL Requests" now online

UC Berkeley users of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) can now view a list of their interlibrary borrowing requests online. Those who have successfully made an ILL request, either online or in person, can see:

  • A list of items they have requested, which can be sorted by due date, author, or title.
  • The status of each request (pending, received, returned, etc.)
  • The due date by which they must return the item.

There are options to cancel a request, as well as request a renewal (which we cannot guarantee, since that decision is up to the lending institution). "My ILL Requests" may be accessed via the Interlibrary Loan link on the library homepage, or a button on the Interlibrary Borrowing Service web page. Off-campus users of our proxy server may be prompted for a CalNet ID; all users will need to log in with their UC Berkeley ID card number and Library PIN.

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Originally posted on the What's New in the Library blog

Nov 10, 2010 | Categories: News, Tips and Updates | msholinb

GIS Day at UCB: Nov. 17

"GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society."

"GIS Day 2010 will be held, once again, at UC Berkeley's Mulford Hall. This year's event will be co-hosted by the Bay Area Automated Mapping Association and UCB's Geospatial Innovation Facility, with support from the Northern California Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing."

The GIF has posted an agenda; activities take place from 3pm to 830pm and include hands-on instruction, a GIF open house, presentations and poster sessions. The keynote presentation by Brady Forrest at 730pm.

Nov 10, 2010 | Categories: News, Events and Workshops | msholinb

Open Access Week (and Beyond) at UCB

Open Access Week is a global event promoting Open Access as the new norm in scholarship and research. Several Berkeley events are planned for OA week and beyond.

  • Students, researchers, faculty and the public are invited to attend.
  • Come early and get a free t-shirt! (a limited number of open access t-shirts and PLoS t-shirts will be distributed at each event.)

Publish Smart, Maximize Impact

  • Do you have an article you want to publish?
  • Are you trying to decide where to place it?

This workshop will examine how journals are ranked for impact (including some of the controversies about ranking systems), and your rights as an author.

  • Are you confused about copyright?
  • Do you want to be able to post copies of your article on your own website?
  • Do you know whether you'll be able to?

We will discuss Berkeley funding to support open access publishing, and the movement in academia to make information more accessible. Not only is open access a social good, it can also be good for you as an author!

Three sessions will be offered, each with a slightly different focus:

Social Sciences
Wednesday, October 20
251 Doe Library

Humanities & Area Studies
Thursday, October 28
2:00 - 3:30pm
251 Doe Library

Friday, October 29
12 noon - 1:30pm
Biosciences Library Seminar Room

Action for Open Access

The Students for Free Culture sponsor this webcast with Nick Shockey of the Right to Research Coalition, a national organization that believes no student should be denied access to research they need because their institution cannot afford the often high cost of access.

Thursday, October 21
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bioscience Library Seminar Room

Open Access Goes to Washington

In July 2010, a Congressional Hearing held to inform legislators primed to consider the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) offered a unique opportunity for lawmakers to hear the testimonies of 10 witnesses as they spoke to the important implications of expanding public access to the results of federally funded scientific research.  Catherine Nancarrow was a witness at this Hearing. She will summarize the points she made and describe the reactions of the Congressional panel who now, better informed, will be considering the issues in advance of a vote.

Friday, October 22
12 noon - 1:30pm
Bioscience Library Seminar Room

Open Access and other Intellectual Properties of Learning

In this talk, Professor John Willinsky will provide a brief update on current developments in open access. He will sketch out a host of reasons (historical, philosophical, economic, and legal) why some form of open access on a global basis is an entirely reasonable expectation, full of educational and intellectual advantages.

John Willinsky is the Khosla Family Professor of Education at Stanford University and director of the Public Knowledge Project. Much of his published work, as well as PKP's journal and conference management software, is freely available through the project's website.

Thursday, November 4
Education/Psychology Library

This was originally posted on the Scholarly Communication News at Berkeley blog

Oct 13, 2010 | Categories: Events and Workshops, Scholarly Communication | msholinb

Managing Citations with EndNote and RefWorks: Oct. 12 class

Managing Citations with EndNote and RefWorks

Tuesday, Oct. 12 2010
450C Moffitt Library (bring your Cal ID to enter Moffitt)

  • EndNote automates the creation of bibliographies. Save hours of typing by simply selecting the publication or style by name and generating a perfectly formatted document. EndNote currently offers over 4500 styles. EndNote allows you to store PDFs and other files in your database. EndNote is available for a substantial student discount.
  • RefWorks is a web-based tool that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. Use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds. Web-based means you can access RefWorks from any computer with Internet access. Access to Refworks is provided by the UCB Library to UCB students, staff, and faculty.

In this class, we will cover the basics of using each: adding citations to your database, using EndNote and RefWorks with Microsoft Word to create reference lists and bibliographies, and more.

Oct 01, 2010 | Categories: Events and Workshops | msholinb

Got Video? Check out UCB's Media Resource Center!

"The Media Resources Center (MRC) is the UC Berkeley Library's primary collection of materials in electronic non-print (audio and visual) formats." MRC is located in 150 Moffitt Library.

MRC logo

The collection includes dramatic performances; speeches; lectures and events; historic newsreels; and documentaries, including one of the strongest collections of works by independent film and video makers in the US.

Take a look at their bibliographies, including listings on Aging, Food, Medicine and Health, and many more.

Current UCB faculty and graduate student instructors may make arrangements to borrow materials for same-day classroom use on the Berkeley campus, or for overnight previewing.

Besides the vast collection, MRC offers a growing collection of audio and video online.

Sep 14, 2010 | Categories: Tips and Updates | msholinb

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