The libraries will have reduced hours during Spring Recess, March 21-29. Most libraries will be closed over the weekends, and all libraries will be closed on Friday, March 27 for the Cesar Chavez Holiday.
In late May, the UC Berkeley Library will be launching a new catalog named OskiCat. OskiCat will replace the Pathfinder and GLADIS catalogs and will feature enhanced search and circulation functionality that faculty, students, and staff have requested. We will be releasing more information about the new system in the coming months, but users should be aware that there will be some disruption in the way new materials are processed during this transition. While Pathfinder and GLADIS will still be searchable and show circulation information for materials, new materials will not be added to these catalogs until after the OskiCat transition.
Melvyl and Next-Generation Melvyl will not show new materials for the Berkeley campus, but resources from other campuses will be unaffected.
If you need more information about the new catalog implementation and how it effects you, please contact your subject librarian.
Through the MyCopy service, you can order your own personal softcover copy of many Springer ebooks for $24.95 (including shipping & handling). To purchase a personal copy, look for the Buy a Print Copy of this Book for $24.95 Including Shipping link or the orange MyCopy box when viewing a Springer ebook.
Over 11,500 titles are available through MyCopy with more titles added all the time. Currently, only English-language titles from 2005 forward with fewer than 832 pages are eligible for this service.
The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research rewards excellence in undergraduate research projects that use library resources and demonstrate sophisticated library research skills on the part of undergraduate researchers. Deadline for application is April 13, 2009, so now's the time to start planning your submission. Questions? Visit the Library Prize website.
An exhibit on the 2nd floor of Doe Library features My Chau's winning research project, "The Power of Patterns: Double Ikat for Textile Exhange in India and Indonesia." For more information, see 2008 Prize Winners.
ScienceDirect, the platform for Elsevier's electronic journals and books, will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance on Saturday, March 7 for approximately 12.5 hours starting at 5:00 a.m.