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OskiCat downtime on April 17

OskiCat will be down about 3 hours for scheduled maintenance from 11 p.m. Friday, April 17 to approximately 1 a.m. Saturday.

Apr 16, 2015 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

Try it out: AccessEngineering


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] with your feedback.

Apr 14, 2015 | Categories: New Resources | lngo

Digital Sanborn maps access now expanded to entire country

Portion of Sanborn map of Ambler, PA 1896

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.

Apr 13, 2015 | Categories: New Resources, Featured Resource | spowell

Wiley Online Library downtime on March 21

Due to essential maintenance, the Wiley Online Library will be unavailable for up to 10 hours from 2:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Mar 18, 2015 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

PeerJ Open Access Expands to Feature Computer Sciences

photo of a mid-20th century computer

Announced in February 2015, PeerJ Computer Sciences is a new, cross-disciplinary, open-access journal publishing articles across all fields of computer science. This new journal is an offshoot of already established, PeerJ, an open-access, peer reviewed online journal that publishes original research in the biological, medical and health sciences. Both journals maintain rigorous peer-review standards while committed to rapid review and fast publication of research results.

Under the terms of a UC Berkeley partnership with PeerJ, when a paper by a Berkeley author is accepted for publication in PeerJ or PeerJ Computer Science, the Berkeley Library will automatically pay the cost of a Basic Membership for each Berkeley author. That membership will allow authors to publish one PeerJ article every year, for life, for free.

Listed below are some of the Berkeley-authored PeerJ articles published through the UC Berkeley Library partnership.

Questions? For questions about the PeerJ partnership or any other issues related to open-access publishing, contact Scholarly Communications Officer, Margaret Phillips mphillip[at sign]

Originally posted on What's New in the Library.

Mar 13, 2015 | Categories: New Resources | bquigley

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