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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

New ebooks in the Synthesis Digital Library series

Synthesis Digital Library Update for July 2012

Aug 30, 2012 | Categories: New Resources | jmckenzie

Universal return debuts

The Library is pleased to announce the public launch of our universal return service. Thanks to this new service, library borrowers are now able to return most circulating materials to any library location, and are no longer required to walk each item back to the owning library.

Exceptions to universal return include the following:

  • course reserves
  • interlibrary loan materials must be returned to ILL in Doe 133
  • special items such as maps, music scores, and media must be returned to the owning library
  • Law Library items must be returned there
Aug 27, 2012 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

DMPTool for data management plans

Banner for the DMPTool guidance and resources for data management plans

Need to write a data management plan for a grant application? Give the DMPTool a try! This tool walks you through funding agencies' data management plan templates providing guidance, suggested answers, and additional resources for each question. The DMPTool currently supports data management plans for NSF, NIH, NOAA, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation among others. Login with your CalNet ID to create, save, and manage your plans.

Check out our guide on data management and sharing for additional help and information. If you have questions, please contact your subject librarian or

Aug 27, 2012 | Categories: Featured Resource | bquigley

SPIE announces Gold Open Access Program

Beginning January 2013, authors (or their institutions) can pay to make articles in SPIE journals open access under the Creative Commons CC-BY license.  The fees are based on the type and length of article with the cost of a Letter estimated to be about $300 and the cost of a full paper averaging $7-800.  The program will cover articles in these journals:

  • Optical Engineering
  • Journal of Biomedical Optics
  • Journal of Electronic Imaging; co-published with IS&T
  • Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS
  • Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
  • Journal of Nanophotonics
  • Journal of Photonics for Energy

Full SPIE press release.

The Berkeley Library has a program to promote the impact of Berkeley research that helps with funding open access publications.  See Berkeley Research Impact Initiative for details.

Aug 22, 2012 | Categories: News & Events | jmckenzie

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