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OskiCat and proxy server downtime on 11/19

The following services will be unavailable from midnight through as late as 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, while we perform scheduled maintenance:

  • OskiCat, the UC Berkeley library catalog (including searching, request, and renewal functions).
  • UCB call number and availability information in Melvyl.
  • The library proxy server for accessing licensed electronic resources (VPN will still work).

Other than that, our website will not be affected.

Nov 17, 2011 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

ITS Library closing early 11/16 and 11/17

The Institute of Transportation Studies Library will be closing at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16 and at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17.

The ITS Library will resume normal Fall Semester hours, Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18.

Nov 17, 2011 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

PAIS International and PAIS Archive


The PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International and PAIS Archive (1937-present) database, covers literature on various topics, such as:

o Agriculture, forestry and fishing
o Banking and finance
o Business
o Economics
o Education
o Energy resources and policy
o Environment
o Health planning
o Health policy
o Health services
o Human rights
o International relations
o Labor conditions and policy
o Law and ethics
o Population and demographics
o Public health
o Public policy
o Public administration and government
o Science and technology
o Trade
o Transportation

The database is updated monthly and indexes journal articles, books, statistical directories, conference reports, and government reports from over 120 countries, primarily in English with some published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. As of October 2011, there are over 661,401 records in this database.

Nov 10, 2011 | Categories: Featured Resource | jbolstad

Publish Smart, Maximize Impact

Do you have an article you want to publish? Are you trying to decide where to place it? This workshop will examine how journals are ranked for impact (including some of the controversies about ranking systems), and your rights as an author. Are you confused about copyright? Do you want to be able to post copies of your article on your own website? Do you know whether you'll be able to? We will discuss Berkeley funding to support open access publishing, and the movement in academia to make information more accessible.

Students, researchers, faculty and the public are invited to attend.

Come early and get a free t-shirt! (A limited number of open access t-shirts will be distributed.)

Friday, October 28
12 noon - 1:00pm
Bioscience Library Seminar Room
2101 VLSB

Publish Smart, Maximize Impact is presented as part of Open Access Week (October 24-30), a global event promoting Open Access as the new norm in scholarship and research.

Oct 24, 2011 | Categories: News & Events, Workshops, Scholarly Communication | esmith

arXiv~, a UC Berkeley Library supported resource, is an open access, moderated repository for scholarly articles in the scientific disciplines of physics, mathematics, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology, and statistics. When arXiv was started in 1991 at LANL, it was a precursor to the open access movement.  arXiv supplements the traditional publication system by providing immediate dissemination and open access to scholarly articles.

arXiv is an e-print server, updated daily and includes more than 700,000 e-prints.  Articles are reviewed by expert moderators who verify the content of the articles.  (An e-print or pre-print is a digital version of a research document, posted online before final publishing.)

arXiv is operated and maintained by Cornell University Library, with a commitment to perpetual availability of submissions.

Oct 24, 2011 | Categories: Featured Resource | skoskinen

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