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Science IM reference unavailable on October 23

Our popular science IM reference service will be unavailable tomorrow, Friday, October 23. Normal hours will be restored next week: Monday-Friday 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00.

The collaborative 24/7 Ask a Librarian service will still be available. Ask a Librarian is a chat reference service that connects you to a librarian and emails you a transcript of your chat so you can reference it later.

Oct 22, 2009 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

Open Access Week events at Berkeley - October 19-23

Open Access (OA) is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge.

Based on the principle that all research should be freely accessible online, immediately after publication, it encourages the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, everywhere, for the advancement and enjoyment of science and society.

Open Access Week, October 19-23, includes several events here at Berkeley: 

For more information on open access programs at Berkeley, see:

»  Compact for open access publishing equity
»  Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII)
»  Scholarly Communication website

Adapted from a post that originally appeared in What's New in the Library.

Oct 18, 2009 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

eScholarship Repository down time October 16-19

The eScholarship Repository will be unavailable from 5pm Friday, October 16 until 9am Monday, October 19, due to an extensive upgrade.

Beginning Monday morning, it will be accessible from a new URL --

The eScholarship Repository, a project of the California Digital Library, is a freely available archive of more than 30,000 academic journal articles, research reports, and working papers.

Originally posted on the What's New in the Library blog.

Oct 16, 2009 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

Safari Tech Books Online

UC Berkeley has access to this ever-expanding collection of computer manuals published by O'Reilly, one of the most popular publishers of computer manuals.

This collection currently includes over 1,200 ebooks on topics such as web design, programming languages, security, multimedia, and operating systems. Give Safari Tech Books Online a try!

Oct 14, 2009 | Categories: Featured Resource | bquigley

Transportation Library closed October 19 and 26

The Institute of Transportation Studies Library will be closed for staff development on Monday, October 19, and Monday, October 26.

Oct 13, 2009 | Categories: News & Events | jbolstad

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