The servers that run the library website and other applications will be down for maintenance from midnight on Saturday Dec 18, through approximately 8am on Sunday, Dec 19. The following services will be unavailable during this time:
* Library Website, blogs, and wikis
* Library Hours/Locations
* Library FAQ
* Gardner (MAIN) Stacks room reservation system
* Research Advisory Service appointments
* Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE website
* Electronic Resource Finder
The following will still work if you have them bookmarked:
* Next Generation Melvyl
* Article databases and other licensed resources
* Proxy server and VPN.
The following services will be unavailable from 10:15pm on Monday, Dec 20 through 6 am on Tuesday, Dec 21, for scheduled maintenance:
* OskiCat, the UC Berkeley library catalog (including searching, request, and renewal functions).
* UCB call number and availability information in both versions of Melvyl.
* The library proxy server for accessing licensed electronic resources (VPN will still work).
The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) is proud to announce the sixth annual CITRIS White Paper competition as a part of Berkeley Big Ideas. This year, $45K in cash prizes will be given away to the best ideas that demonstrate the ability of IT to address a major societal challenge. The contest is open to students from all four CITRIS campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Davis. More information is available, along with a list of last year's winners. All submissions are due by 5 p.m. PST on March 7, 2011.
CITRIS is interested in stimulating new thinking on a broad range of social benefits of information technology in areas such as: energy and the environment, health, education and life-long learning, democratic governance, response to natural and man-made disasters, transportation, delivery of government services, quality of life for people with disabilities, economic opportunity for low-income communities, arts and culture, and the effectiveness of non-profit organizations.
Gartner provides in-depth market research on information technology industries, including computer software, hardware components, and wired and mobile telecommunications. You can set up alerts to keep track of new research and follow important IT trends and issues.
This resource is only available to students, faculty, and staff with a valid CalNet ID.
ESPM (CSA Illumina) is a multidisciplinary database which provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Thousands of abstracts and citations are included from scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications dating from 1967 to the present. Areas of coverage include:
* Agricultural biotechnology
* Air quality
* Aquatic pollution
* Energy resources
* Environmental biotechnology
* Environmental engineering
* Environmental impact statements (U.S.)
* Hazardous waste
* Industrial hygiene
* Microbiology related to industrial & environmental issues
* Pollution: land, air, water, noise, solid waste, radioactive
* Risk assessment
* Safety science
* Toxicology & toxic emissions
* Water pollution
* Waste management
* Water resource issues
Synthesis Digital Library Update for November 2010