Due to increased weekend building security in McCone Hall, the Earth Sciences and Map Library is no longer open on weekends.
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...
- Communications and Information Theory
- Computer Graphics and Vision
- Databases (Joseph Hellerstein, Editor-in-Chief)
- Electronic Design Automation
- Machine Learning (Michael Jordan, Editor-in-Chief)
- Signal Processing
- Stochastic Systems
- Technology, Information and Operations Management
- Theoretical Computer Science
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.
Application deadline is the first Monday in March. Prizes are open to currently enrolled undergraduates of UC Berkeley.
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.
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:
Check www.calgis.org for continuous updates.