By now you might have received your latest ACS journal issue in its new print format - rotated and compressed. Today's press release from ACS provides more explanation for the change in format.
The new print format will be used for all ACS titles except: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Chemical Reviews, and Accounts of Chemical Research. The weekly news magazine, Chemical & Engineering News, will also remain in its traditional print format.
The UCB Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library will be cancelling the print format for the ACS journals, but maintain the online format, except for C & E News, which will continue to be acquired in both print and online.
The UC Berkeley is changing its VPN (Virtual Private Network) service. Current VPN users should download and install the new VPN client software by August 12.
The new VPN client, called AnyConnect, includes a "Library VPN" option. As before, you need to run the VPN software before accessing licensed library resources, and turn it off when your session is over. For details and installation instructions, see the UCB library VPN page .
If you are using the VPN just to access SciFinder, you might want to try the web version of SciFinder that is accessible through the library proxy server. In order to use the web version, you must both register and configure your web browser to access the library proxy server.
The Institute of Transportation Studies Library will be closed on Friday, July 17.
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:
Exceptions (open to UC ID holders on Saturdays):
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.
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: