The Library is trying out a new online resource for country information: Global Road Warrior. Global Road Warrior is a world-class e-content database offering country-by-country information on 175 nations and territories. It features more than 8 million words of editorial content, over 6,500 color photos and 1,575 maps, all presented in a consistent 92-category framework for each country. Categories include: Society and Culture, Business Culture, Travel, Maps, and Photos.
Created by an international team of researchers, cartographers and writers, Global Road Warrior is continually updated. This database is valuable to multiple educational disciplines and promotes cross-cultural understanding through comparative studies. Global Road Warrior is a great source for students who are preparing to study or travel abroad.
Global Road Warrior is available via computers on campus or through the library proxy server. Users can also connect to Global Road Warrior and other electronic journals through the Electronic Resources page on the library site.
Check out Global Road Warrior and let us know what you think!
The University of California Libraries are moving to a new stage in evaluating the Next Generation Melvyl Pilot catalog system.
Beginning Wednesday, August 19, the Next Generation Melvyl Pilot will be the only UC-wide catalog linked from the Library's homepage and some other pages. This is intended to encourage people to try it, and also to provide an accurate test of its performance under real-world, full-load conditions.
The current version of Melvyl will still be available, and you may wish to bookmark it using this link.
The Water Resources Center Archives will be closed all day on Monday, August 10 for a staff retreat.
An OskiCat import filter is available for EndNote users. Download the new filter as an update at the EndNote website, under the name "University of California-Berkeley Library Catalog".
A connection filter that allows you to search OskiCat from within EndNote is not currently available but is in the works. Check back soon - we will be posting more information when it is ready!
The Optical Society (OSA) announces a new paradigm for the publication
of scientific images ? Interactive Scientific Publishing (ISP). With
support from the NIH National Library of Medicine, ISP allows authors
to publish large 2-D and 3-D datasets with original source data that can
be viewed and analyzed interactively by readers. ISP provides the
software for authors to organize and publish source data while
offering viewing and analysis tools. See the ISP FAQs for
OpticsInfoBase is currently licensed by the California Digital Library
for all UC campuses.