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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

Recent Acquisitions lists restored

Production of our Recent Acquisitions lists has resumed. These lists contain titles cataloged or recataloged during the last 60 days, and they can be viewed online or via RSS feeds. If you have subscribed to any of these RSS feeds, you should be seeing updates once again.

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

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