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SCOAP3 edges closer to goal....

Moving toward its goal, SCOAP3, the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics, announced article processing charges for twelve journals. CERN and the publishers also announced that all articles in high-energy physics would be open access from 2014, in return for a yearly fee paid by the publishers & library partners.

Visit SCOAP3 at CERN for more information.
Sep 26, 2012 | Categories: Scholarly Communication | skoskinen

Water Resources Collections and Archives

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The Water Resources Collections and Archives (WRCA) is a unique library that collects contemporary and historic materials on all aspects of water resources. This collection was formerly named Water Resources Center Archives, located at UC Berkeley. It is now located at UC Riverside and CSU San Bernardino; its collections remain available to researchers around the world.

The WRCA's collection guides and digitized images can be found in the Online Archive of California. Print materials can be found and requested using Melvyl, the UC Libraries catalog.

Sep 14, 2012 | Categories: Featured Resource | lngo

Knovel e-books currently unavailable

Knovel online library is currently unavailable and users are unable to access ebook PDFs online. Knovel expects the problem to be fixed by the end of the week (9/14/2012).

**UPDATE** 9/13 Knovel access has been restored. Please contact us if you are still having access problems.

Sep 12, 2012 | Categories: Tips & Updates, Problems & Down Time | lngo

Knovel University Challenge 2012

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The Knovel University Challenge 2012 has begun!

Use Knovel to correctly answer a series of engineering-related questions for a chance to win an iPad, Beats Headphones, and other prizes. The contest runs September 10 through December 1. Chances to win include:

  • A Grand Prize Drawing on December 2 for an Apple iPad selected from all eligible entries.
  • Weekly Drawings for a new Western Digital HD TV Live Streaming Media Player from the pool of student entries that week.
  • The first 10 universities with 100 players join a contest-within-the-contest, with one student participant from each university winning a set of Beats Tour earphones.

The deadline for Grand Prize entries is Midnight on December 1, 2012.

Sep 11, 2012 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

RefWorks: Storage limit increased to 5 GB

Attention RefWorks users! You can now store up to 5GB of your stuff on RefWorks' "cloud" - a significant increase from before. The UC Berkeley Library has communicated this need to RefWorks, and the change was made today.

What would you store in RefWorks? Besides all the citations, you can store PDFs and other files in your RefWorks database. This new storage limit ensures that you will not likely run out of space, no matter how many files you upload.

Help and tutorials on using RefWorks is available on the Public Health Library's website.

Originally posted on Sheldon Margen Public Health Library News.

Sep 07, 2012 | Categories: Tips & Updates | bquigley

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