ProQuest and CSA databases will be unavailable due to platform maintenance this weekend for approximately 12 hours starting at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. The following products will be affected:
OskiCat, the new UC Berkeley library catalog, is tentatively scheduled to go live on Wednesday, June 24. It will replace both Pathfinder and GLADIS.
Services that will be disrupted due to the migration include:
If all goes well, OskiCat will launch and circulation services will be available as normal on Wednesday, June 24.
The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library will be closed Monday, June 15-Friday, June 19 to prepare for a major renovation project. The book drop will remain open to return items. The library will reopen with its regular summer hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, on Monday, June 22.
The Institute of Transportation Studies Library will also be closed Monday, June 15-Monday, June 22. The library will reopen with its regular summer hours, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, on Tuesday, June 23.
After consulting with all the contributing campuses, the California Digital Library has cancelled the article index, Applied Science Fulltext. It indexes more than 400 English language journals, magazines, and trade publications in aeronautics, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, fire and fire prevention, mathematics, mechanical engineering, metallurgy, robotics, space science, and textiles.
In addition to budgetary pressures, the reasons include falling usage and that much of the content is available via other article indexes. To find general science articles and access technical trade publications, use Academic Search Complete. For environmental science topics, use Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management.
Access to Applied Science Fulltext will end on June 30, 2009.
Every summer, the Library and the Office of Educational Development send new freshmen a list of books suggested by faculty and staff from across campus. This year they have selected Best Books about Science as the topic to coincide with the Year of Science 2009. We hope you might find here an interesting book to enjoy this summer.