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Libraries close Saturdays

Due to campus budget reductions, libraries at UC Berkeley that are part of The University Library will be closed on Saturdays beginning July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.

Libraries affected include:

  • Doe
  • Anthropology
  • Art History/Classics
  • Bancroft
  • Biosciences and Natural Resources
  • Business/Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences/Map
  • East Asian
  • Education/Psychology
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Design
  • Math/Statistics
  • Music
  • Optometry
  • Physics/Astronomy
  • Public Health
  • Social Welfare

Exceptions (open to UC ID holders on Saturdays):

  • Moffitt Library
  • Gardner (Main) Stacks

Check the Library web site for a listing of campus libraries and their hours. The "Calendar" links give the current month's hours for each library.

Jul 08, 2009 | Categories: News & Events | jbolstad

Accessing AIP and AVS journals from IEEE Xplore

Last week, IEEE announced a partnership with the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the AVS to include five of their applied physics journals in IEEE Xplore. As you are searching IEEE Xplore, you may encounter articles from these five journals. Please note that UC Berkeley library users have access to the full-text of these journals on AIP Scitation, not IEEE Xplore. If you find one of these articles on IEEE Xplore, use the UC-eLinks button or DOI link to access the full-text on AIP Scitation.

The five highly-cited journals, with their links on AIP Scitation, are:

Jun 30, 2009 | Categories: Tips & Updates | bquigley

ProQuest and CSA downtime on June 27-28

ProQuest and CSA databases will be unavailable due to platform maintenance this weekend for approximately 12 hours starting at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. The following products will be affected:

Jun 25, 2009 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

OskiCat launches on June 24

OskiCat, the new UC Berkeley library catalog, is tentatively scheduled to go live on Wednesday, June 24. It will replace both Pathfinder and GLADIS.

Services that will be disrupted due to the migration include:

  • The Library Privileges Desk will be closed on June 22-23. During this time, we will not be able to create new library accounts, renew existing library accounts, clear blocks from patron records, or update patron information.
  • We will not be able to check out or check in materials on the existing system after 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22. As a result, most of the materials in the science libraries will be Library Use Only on Tuesday, June 23.

If all goes well, OskiCat will launch and circulation services will be available as normal on Wednesday, June 24.

Jun 22, 2009 | Categories: New Resources, Problems & Down Time | bquigley

Chemistry Library and Transportation Studies Library closed the week of June 15

The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library will be closed Monday, June 15-Friday, June 19 to prepare for a major renovation project. The book drop will remain open to return items. The library will reopen with its regular summer hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, on Monday, June 22.

The Institute of Transportation Studies Library will also be closed Monday, June 15-Monday, June 22. The library will reopen with its regular summer hours, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, on Tuesday, June 23.

Jun 12, 2009 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

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