UC campuses now have access to the Scientific American Archive as well as the Supplement issues and Builders Edition issues on the Scientific American platform. This valuable resource consists of high-quality scans of more than 133,000 articles published in Scientific American from 1845-2005. You can browse the issues, read entire issues as PDF files, and search across the full archive. As noted by the publisher, these archive collections "provide unique insight into historic breakthroughs in science, technology, medicine and architecture."
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.