The UC Berkeley Library is partnering with the Royal Society of Chemistry to support free Gold Open Access publishing under the RSC's Gold for Gold initiative.
This program offers voucher codes that enable Berkeley researchers to publish their paper in Royal Society of Chemistry journals free of charge, as a Gold Open Access (OA) article, without paying the normal article publication fee (between £1000 and £2500).
Further details and the application form are available here.
The National Technical Reports Library (NTRL), a repository for technical reports from government agencies produced by the NTIS, rolled out a new Digital-on-Demand service for academic users. The new digitization service allows users to request reports that are not available in full text to be digitized and made available in the database.
The process is simple: locate a report in NTRL, click on the "Digital on Demand" link, and enter your contact information. The requested report will be digitized and made available in about a week. Questions about the service? Contact lngo[at]berkeley[dot]edu.
OskiCat will be down about 3 hours for scheduled maintenance from 11 p.m. Friday, April 17 to approximately 1 a.m. Saturday.
The UC Berkeley Library invites you to test a new resource, McGraw-Hill's AccessEngineering, available until May 15.
Providing online access to a suite of instructional videos, ebooks, online calculators and tools, curriculum maps and study guides, AccessEngineering aims to provide fast, authoritative information to faculty, students, and professionals in the field.
We'd like to hear what you think - try it out and contact Lisa Ngo at lngo[at]berkeley.edu with your feedback.
The UC Berkeley community now has access to the complete collection of Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970, covering the entire United States. This purchase was made possible through the increased collections funding the Library received following the Report from the Commission on the Future of the UC Berkeley Library. Prior to the Spring 2015 semester, the Library only subscribed to the digital Sanborn collection covering the state of California. This new purchase guarantees perpetual access to not only Sanborns of California, but also the remaining 49 states.
Sanborn maps are historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists. Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 collection from ProQuest gives the UC Berkeley community access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of over 12,000 American towns and cities.