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Change in Earth Sciences Library hours

Due to increased weekend building security in McCone Hall, the Earth Sciences and Map Library is no longer open on weekends.

»  Current hours

Dec 05, 2008 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

Introductory ebooks in engineering and computer science

Looking for good overviews of engineering and computer science topics? The library is licensing ebook collections from two publishers experimenting with an innovative model: lecture-sized ebooks (50-150 pages) on important research topics, authored by experts in the field. UC Berkeley researchers have been involved with both ventures as editors and authors.

These state-of-the-art reviews provide excellent introductions to advanced engineering and computer science topics, especially as course readings.

Synthesis Digital Library (Morgan & Claypool)

Synthesis Lectures on...

Foundations and Trends (now Publishers)

Foundations and Trends in...

Dec 03, 2008 | Categories: New Resources, Tips & Updates | bquigley

Thanksgiving holiday

Many of the Cal libraries will close early on Wednesday, November 26. All will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28. Some will also be closed on the weekend.

» Library hours

Nov 24, 2008 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

Undergrads: Got books? Win money!

The Hill-Shumate Book Collecting Prize

Application deadline is the first Monday in March. Prizes are open to currently enrolled undergraduates of UC Berkeley.

  • First prize: $600
  • Second prize: $300
  • Third prize: $100

In addition, all entrants will receive one-year gift memberships in the Friends of The Bancroft Library.

Kenneth E. Hill and Albert Shumate established the prizes to encourage Berkeley students to collect books, to build their own libraries, to appreciate the special qualities of the printed word, and to read for pleasure and education.

Complete details available on the Bancroft Library web site.

 

Nov 24, 2008 | Categories: News & Events | msholinb

CalGIS 2009: seeking abstracts for submittal - deadline looms!

CalGIS Conference: April 6-9, Sacramento

Are you excited about a recent GIS project or solution and want to share with others?

Would you like to express your thoughts and ideas about solving a difficult question with GIS?

If so then consider being a presenter and submit an abstract today!

CalGIS is a Users conference, not a Vendor conference, and attendees want to hear about your GIS projects and accomplishments, however large or small. This is the conference where communities of different software users come together to share their experiences with others.

December 12th is the last day to submit an abstract at https://www.urisa.org/forms/080911-calgis-abstract.html

Ideas for Topics:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Water Resources
  • Remote Sensing
  • Urban Development and Planning
  • Public Works and Utilities
  • Public Health
  • Incident Management/Emergency Preparedness
  • Education
  • Technical Sessions - Tips and Tricks

Check www.calgis.org for continuous updates.

Nov 20, 2008 | Categories: News & Events | msholinb

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