The following UC Berkeley Library web services will be unavailable from 10:00 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, November 8:
Last week, Google, the Authors Guild, and the Association of American Publishers announced that they had settled their lawsuit on Google's book scanning project. If approved by a judge, the proposed settlement would expand access to books:
The University of California, the University of Michigan, and Stanford University issued a joint statement of support for the agreement. For more information, see the new Google website on The Future of Book Search, highlighting potential changes based on the settlement.
Melvyl's newest feature lets users view and search the full text of certain books right in the Melvyl catalog! Books that have been scanned by Google Books and are free of copyright restrictions can be viewed when you click into a book's detailed record in Melvyl. Selected text will be available for Google Books titles that are still in copyright.
The Earth Sciences and Map Library is proud to announce that, beginning November 3, 2008, the library will offer large format scanning, print, and copy services for UC students, faculty and staff.
The library's scanner, an HP Designjet T1100 MFP, is capable of scanning maps with a maximum dimension of 42 inches. Maps are scanned at 400dpi and are delivered as high quality TIFF files via web download, USB drive, or DVD. Prints can be made from maps in the library collection or from user supplied USB drives or disks and are printed on bond paper.
Orders and payment are accepted Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm in person or via phone only. Payments must be made by credit card. Order forms and a fee schedule are available online as well as at the Earth Sciences and Map Library.
Library users who are not affiliated with the University should contact Interlibrary Services (ILS) to find out more about the large format scanning, copy, and print services for maps.
In its October 24 issue, The Chronicle of Higher Education is running an article on the HathiTrust. This new collaborative initiative seeks to establish a repository for university libraries to archive, preserve, and share their digitized collections. The University of California system is one of the collaborating partners.
Books digitized by Google form the backbone of the repository, which currently contains over 2 million volumes digitized from the University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The UC Libraries will be contributing all of our mass digitized materials from both the Google Books and Open Content Alliance projects.
A public search interface is currently being developed; in the meantime, you can sample the HathiTrust content through a subset of the University of Michigan?s online catalog - Mirlyn: HathiTrust Digital Library.
For more information:
In Case Google Bails Out on Its Library Project, Universities Create a Backup, Jeffrey R. Young, The Chronicle of Higher Education (October 24, 2008)
HathiTrust: A Digital Repository for Libraries, by Libraries, Beth Ashmore, Information Today (October 23, 2008)