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Melvyl downtime

Melvyl, the catalog of all UC campus libraries, will be down for hardware maintenance 6-8pm on Wednesday, December 20. more »
Dec 20, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

New electronic resources

The library subscribes to more than 700 premium online information sources.  We've added several new ones recently.  To learn more about these and to access them, see our list of new resources. »  African American Song &raq… more »
Dec 18, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Internet Explorer 7 problem

According to the InsideMicrosoft Blog News Channel, support for telnet has been removed in Internet Explorer 7 (IE7). This version of the web browser does not let you follow links from the library website to GLADIS, the command-line telnet version of the… more »
Dec 16, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Transportation Library closure

The Transportation Library will be closed Friday, December 15. more »
Dec 14, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Library hours during finals

The Cal libraries have special hours during final exams, December 9-19.  The Gardner (Main) Stacks will be open 24 hours/day as a study hall until 2am on December 18. »  Today's hours »  Fall finals hours [PDF] more »
Dec 11, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Public Library of Science unlocks scientific research

Public Library of Science representatives Emma Hill (biology), Liza Gross (biology), and Gavin Yamey (medicine and tropical diseases) will speak about the PLOS mission to provide open access to important scientific research.   This lecture is part o… more »
Dec 07, 2006 | Categories: Library News | kmunro

Transportation Library hours, Dec 8

The Transportation Library will be open reduced hours, from 12 noon to 5 pm, on Friday, December 8.   » UCB Library Hours more »
Dec 05, 2006 | Categories: Library News | kmunro

Lunch Poems reading by Jack Marshall

Jack Marshall will read at noon Thursday, December 7, in the Morrison Library.  Born in Brooklyn to an Iraqi father and a Syrian mother, Marshall explores the cultures and cities that shaped his artistic awakening. He is the author of Gorgeous Chaos… more »
Dec 01, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Exploring the Bancroft Library

Exploring The Bancroft Library, edited by Charles B. Faulhaber and Stephen Vincent Wednesday, December 6 Book Passage 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera, CA 7:00pm Appearances by Anthony Bliss - Curator, Rare Books & Literary Manuscripts, The Bancroft… more »
Nov 30, 2006 | Categories: Library News | kmunro

Melvyl downtime

Melvyl, the catalog for all UC campus libraries, will be down for maintenance for a brief period starting at 10pm on Wednesday, October 29. more »
Nov 29, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Colloquium: Environment and Politics in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

The California Colloquium on Water presents "When the Environment and Politics Collide: Recent Developments in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta" Mike Taugher Environmental Reporter, Contra Costa Times December 5, 20065:30 - 7:00pm Goldman S… more »
Nov 28, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Artists with Disabilities oral history project

Via the Artists with Disabilities oral history project read transcripts and view video selections from in-depth oral history interviews with five pioneering performance artists and dancers with disabilities, including Lynn Manning, Neil Marcus, Bill Shan… more »
Nov 24, 2006 | Categories: Library News | admin

UCB Libraries closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Most UCB Libraries will be closed November 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  The Doe, Moffitt and Education/Psychology Libraries will restore some services Friday, November 24.  Most other UCB Libraries will reopen Saturday, Novem… more »
Nov 21, 2006 | Categories: Library News | kmunro

Morrison Library closure Nov 22 - 27

Morrison Library will close at noon on Wednesday, November 22, and remain closed through Sunday, November 26 for observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  It will reopen on Monday, November 27. » Library hours more »
Nov 15, 2006 | Categories: Library News | kmunro

New Yorker college tour: Fiction reading

Donald Antrim and Gary Shteyngart Wednesday, November 15Morrison Library, Doe Library12 noon New Yorker contributing fiction writers Donald Antrim and Gary Shteyngart will read from their work, then talk with the magazine's fiction editor, Deborah… more »
Nov 14, 2006 | Categories: Library News | kmunro

Internet outage in Moffitt Library, Nov 21-22

On November 21 and 22, Internet access in Moffitt Library will be unavailable while work is done to upgrade the network and provide faster Internet access throughout the building.  On both days, we anticipate work will be done from 6 am - noon.&nbs… more »
Nov 13, 2006 | Categories: Library News | kmunro

New Music for the Libraries

UCB students, faculty, and staff now have access to three new sources of digital music through the Libraries. » African American Song:  Approximately 50,000 digital music tracks by African Americans.  » Classical Music Library: Cl… more »
Nov 13, 2006 | Categories: Library News | kmunro

Faculty Spotlight Exhibit in Moffitt Library

The second annual Faculty Spotlight exhibit was installed in Moffitt Library this week, and will remain on display through spring 2007. The exhibit aims to stimulate undergraduates' interest in new and exciting research, motivate students to broaden… more »
Nov 09, 2006 | Categories: Library News | kmunro

UCB Libraries closed November 10

Most UCB Libraries will be closed tomorrow, November 10, in observance of the Veterans' Day holiday.  Many will reopen Saturday, November 11. » UCB Libraries hours more »
Nov 09, 2006 | Categories: Library News | kmunro

Land Litigation in California after the Mexican American War

Michelle Morton, Bancroft Curator for Latin American Collections Thursday, November 16 Lewis Latimer Room, Faculty Club 12:00 noon The Land Case Files at the Bancroft Library are documents from court cases generated by the 1851 "Act to Ascertain a… more »
Nov 09, 2006 | Categories: Library News | kmunro

Colloquium: Saving the Sacramento River

The California Colloquium on Water presents "Tales of the New Fish Patrol: Saving California's Largest River - the Mighty Sacramento" Diana Jacobs Deputy Director and Science Advisor (retired), California Department of Fish & Game… more »
Nov 07, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

FSM program: Post 9/11: A Students' Perspective

Free Speech Movement Café Education Programs presents: Post 9/11: A Students' Perspective Free and open to the public Location: FSM Café at Moffitt Library Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2006 Time: 6:30-8 pm, doors open 6 pm. Sna… more »
Nov 01, 2006 | Categories: Library News | kmunro

Lunch Poems reading by Will Alexander

Will Alexander will read at noon Thursday, November 2, in the Morrison Library.  Alexander has created a contemporary alchemy of surrealist vision in his own electric incandescent language. Coined the Césaire of America, his poetry is full of… more »
Oct 26, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Computer downtime October 26

Many of our computer services will be briefly unavailable at different times, shortly after 5pm on Thursday, October 26.  Affected services include: » The library website. » Library Hours and Maps. » Electronic… more »
Oct 25, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Be an informed voter on November 7

To help you prepare for the November 7 election, the Library offers: » Election 2006 website, including an election news blog, background pages which summarize and analyze all 13 qualified California ballot measures, and expanded lists of ballot me… more »
Oct 17, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Berkeley Writers at Work

Professor Elaine Kim (Ethnic Studies) will discuss her writing process October 18, 2006, noon-1:30pm in the Morrison Library. »  Details more »
Oct 16, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Computer downtime October 20

GLADIS, the command-line telnet version of the UC Berkeley library catalog, will be down for maintenance from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, October 20. During this time, the Pathfinder and Melvyl catalogs will still be operating, but the following will be… more »
Oct 13, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Library programs featured on Google Video

Streaming videos of the Lunch Poems and Bancroft Symposia series are among the UC Berkeley offerings newly added to Google Video.» Go there now» Berkeleyan story  more »
Oct 11, 2006 | Categories: Library News | kmunro

Virtual panorama of Morrison

A virtual panorama of Morrison Library has been created by G. Donald Bain, director of UC Berkeley's Geography Computing Facility, as part of the World Wide Panorama's Sanctuary project. » Go there now more »
Oct 11, 2006 | Categories: Library News | kmunro

FSM program: Oil and Global Warming Today

Free Speech Movement Café Education Programs presents: Oil and Global Warming Today: Voices from the Front Lines Free and open to the public Location: FSM Café at Moffitt Library Date: Thursday, October 12, 2006 Time: 6:30-8 pm, doors o… more »
Oct 09, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Colloquium: The Role of Climate on Water Institutions in the Western Americas

The California Colloquium on Water presents The Role of Climate on Water Institutions in the Western Americas Given by: Greg Hobbs Justice, Colorado Supreme Court Tuesday, October 10th 5:30pm - 7:00pm Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 250 (Corner of… more »
Oct 09, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Fine Arts exhibit

The exhibit "Image Illustration Vision View: Hidden Treasures from the Fine Arts Collections" will be in the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery, Doe Library, October 3, 2006 through January 31, 2007.  This exhibit highlights many of the rich reso… more »
Oct 05, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Undergraduate Research Prize

Turn your research project into gold! Awards of up to $1000 are available for projects that make excellent use of library resources. The deadline is April 16, 2007. Details and application information are available. An exhibit outside the North Readin… more »
Oct 05, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Changes in worldwide library catalogs

The RedLightGreen worldwide library catalog will be going out of service November 1, 2006.  Its functions will be taken over by a new system called Worldcat.org.  This change is happening because the organizations that produce these systems ar… more »
Oct 05, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Disability project wins award

The Corporation on Disabilities and Telecommunication (CDT) has selected the Bancroft Library Disability History program to receive its 2006 Arts and Culture Recognition Award. This award recognizes the accomplishments of the joint Regional Oral History… more »
Oct 03, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

New electronic resources

The library subscribes to more than 700 premium online information sources.  We've added several new ones recently.  To learn more about these and to access them, search their titles in our Electronic Resource Finder. »  Latino… more »
Oct 02, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Lunch Poems reading by Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer will read at noon Thursday, October 5, in the Morrison Library.  Please note that this is a change from the originally posted program. The recent recipient of the prestigious Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens award for &quo… more »
Sep 30, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Foundations of Anthropology online exhibit

At the turn of the twentieth century, academic programs in anthropology in America were flourishing in Cambridge, Chicago, New York and Philadelphia. There was intense interest in the extraordinary anthropological riches of California but no academic… more »
Sep 30, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Resources for American history and civics

As reported in the San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere, a national survey found that Cal students - along with those at Stanford and other schools - had problems answering questions in American history and civics.  We can help!  The library h… more »
Sep 27, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

New electronic resources

The library subscribes to more than 700 premium online information sources.  We've added several new ones since May 1.  To learn more about these and to access them, search their titles in our Electronic Resource Finder. »  Abb… more »
Sep 25, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Media Resources Center profiled

Where can you watch not only the classics of cinema but also films like Congorilla, Eva Braun's home movies, old TV commercials, and Devil Girl from Mars?  Our Media Resources Center has all this and more!  Its collection and website a… more »
Sep 23, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Research Advisory Service

Writing a library research paper in the humanities, social sciences, or international and area studies? Seek professional help! Cal undergraduates can make same-day appointments for 30-minute sessions with our research experts. We can help you focus your… more »
Sep 23, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Banned Books Week

Much is said these days about freedom.  Take a moment to appreciate the freedom to read as you choose, during Banned Books Week, September 23-30. »  Challenged and Banned Books »  Banned Books Online »  Cal rea… more »
Sep 23, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Ask your government documents question via IM

Need some help with research on legislation, human rights, census data, state budgets and more? The Government Documents unit of the Doe Library now offers an improved chat reference service. Just enter your question in the Meebo box on their web page, o… more »
Sep 18, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Online science contest offers iPods, cash prizes

The Knovel University Challenge, an online science contest, kicks off its fall season on September 13 and will run through November 13. The University Challenge provides students the opportunity to master their research and analysis skills while competin… more »
Sep 12, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Web accelerators can cause problems

Products such as Google Web Accelerator and the Firefox plugin DownThemAll can make web pages load more quickly.  However, they can also cause problems when using electronic information resources that the library subscribes to, such as journal… more »
Sep 08, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

National Security and Intellectual Freedom: a Panel Discussion

National Security and Intellectual Freedom: a Panel DiscussionWednesday September 13, 6:30-8 pm, doors open 6 pmFree Speech Movement Café at Moffitt Undergraduate Library, UCBFree and open to the publicSponsored by UC Berkeley Library's Free S… more »
Sep 07, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina: Lessons for California's Levees

The California Colloquium on Water presents:Ray Seed, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley Tuesday, September 12th5:30pm - 7:00pmGoldman School of Public Policy, Room 250(Corner of Hearst and LeRoy) Meet the speaker at a receptio… more »
Sep 05, 2006 | Categories: Library News | admin

Returning to Cal?

While you've been gone, we've been busy! Here are some of the changes this summer in our library facilities and electronic resources: A major seismic retrofit of the Doe Library Annex has several effects for library users. »  DetailsWh… more »
Sep 03, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Labor Day

Most of the Cal libraries will be closed Monday, September 4.  Our website, catalogs, article databases and other online research tools will still be available. » Labor Day hours   more »
Aug 28, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Build your information skills

Our drop-in workshops cover using the library, finding articles, searching the web, bibliographic management software, and more. » Details more »
Aug 28, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Closures

The Transportation Library will be closed on Wednesday, August 23 and the Education-Psychology Library on Friday, August 25, both for new student orientation. more »
Aug 21, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Welcome!

Now is the time to get familiar with the Cal libraries!  Our Welcome Week events include library tours and workshops on finding journal articles and searching the web. more »
Aug 20, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

IGS Library closure extended

The Institute of Governmental Studies Library will remain closed for renovation through September 15, re-opening on September 18. Limited services are available by appointment. To arrange this, call 642-1472 or e-mail igslibrary@berkeley.edu. more »
Aug 14, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

UC libraries partner with Google to digitize books

The UC Libraries have joined with Google in a project to scan and digitize books in our collections, along with those of the University of Michigan, Harvard University, Stanford University, Oxford University, and the New York Public Library. The full t… more »
Aug 09, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Law Library closure

The Law Library will be closed for installation of new carpeting, from Friday August 11 through Sunday August 20. more »
Aug 09, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Computer downtime August 11

GLADIS, the command-line telnet version of the UC Berkeley library catalog, will be down for maintenance from 5:30pm to midnight on Friday, August 11. During this time, the Pathfinder and Melvyl catalogs will still be operating, but the following w… more »
Aug 09, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

RefWorks off-campus access improved

RefWorks, the Web-based bibliographic management service, is now accessible from off-campus computers which, for one reason or another, are not able to use our proxy service or VPN to log in. This link lets you enter your CalNet ID and passphrase, then… more »
Jul 28, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Morrison closed July 27-28

The Morrison Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 27-28, for necessary room maintenance. more »
Jul 25, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Calisphere website

This new UC website gives easy access to thousands of photographs, documents, newspaper clippings, works of art, and other primary source materials. Features include: »  Themed Collections, primary source sets created specifically to help… more »
Jul 17, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Premium electronic resources available

The Electronic Resources link on our homepage leads to more than 750 premium online information sources. You can browse by subject or type, or search for a particular title. » Go there now more »
Jul 05, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Morrison Library Travel Book Display

Moffitt Library Exhibit Cases Floor 3 (entrance level), Moffitt Library Through September 30, 2006 The Moffitt Library exhibit cases currently feature an exhibit celebrating the Morrison Library Travel Book Collection. In 2001 a decision was made to re… more »
Jul 01, 2006 | Categories: Library News | admin

Limited hours for Privileges Desk

Due to staff vacancies, the Privileges Desk in Doe Library has reduced hours through early August: Mon-Fri, noon-4:45pm. » Hours more »
Jun 25, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Expert help available

Whether you're doing a research paper or just need to find a fact, library reference staff can provide expert assistance. Research Help more »
Jun 24, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

1906: The Great Quake - The Legacy of a Disaster

Bernice Layne Brown Gallery in Doe Library Through August 31, 2006 The April 18, 1906 earthquake not only changed the histories of San Francisco and the entire Bay Area, but also occasioned the first truly scientific investigations into earthquake ca… more »
Jun 24, 2006 | Categories: Library News | admin

Book Search project

The UC Libraries are partnering with Microsoft and other members of the Open Content Alliance in a project to make out-of-copyright books available in digital form. Selected books will be scanned, digitized, indexed, and made available through Windows L… more »
Jun 19, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Closure

The Institute of Governmental Studies Library will be closed for renovation June 15 - August 18. Limited services will be available. » Details more »
Jun 10, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Books for Future Presidents

Whether you're a future President or just a future leader, get a good start with our summer reading list. » 2006 list » Previous lists more »
Jun 01, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Vote June 6

The Institute of Governmental Studies Library offers background information on ballot propositions. » Details more »
May 27, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

New at Cal this summer?

Invest an hour in getting familiar with the library. » Library tours more »
May 25, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Searching the web?

We offer a selection of recommended search engines and tips on how to use them. » Find Websites more »
May 19, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

East Reading Room Named to Honor Former Chancellor

Library and campus friends gathered on May 11 in celebration of the newly named Heyns Reading Room in Doe Library. Roger W. Heyns, who served as Chancellor from 1965 to 1971, is described as a leader who stayed calm and fair through many crises, holding… more »
May 15, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Winners

We salute the winners of the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research. » Details more »
May 05, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Engineering Futuristics

O'Brien - McLaughlin Halls Breezeway Gallery Engineering Futuristics is currently on display in the O'Brien - McLaughlin Halls Breezeway Gallery. This is a subset of the larger Transportation Futuristics exhibit that was hosted at the Doe Libra… more »
May 01, 2006 | Categories: Library News | admin

Finishing that research paper?

» Use our guide to Citing Your Sources » Seek professional help! Research Advisory Service for Cal undergrads ends May 5. more »
Apr 20, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Doe Annex construction

Work on the Doe Library Annex seismic renovation goes into high gear the week of April 17. Restrooms and public telephones on floors 1 and 2 will be closed, and signs will lead to alternate facilities. Inevitably, there will be some noise and some… more »
Apr 14, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Cal Day April 22

Enjoy Cal Day with library tours, exhibits, and a book sale. »  General Program (search on category "Libraries & Collections") »  Gardner (Main) Stacks open for self-guided tours; ask at Doe Library »  Li… more »
Apr 12, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Earthquake

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake is the topic of an exhibit in Doe Library, an online exhibit and digital collection from the Bancroft Library, and an exhibit and online maps from the Earth Sciences Library. more »
Apr 06, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Undergraduate Research Prize

Turn your research project into gold! Awards of up to $1000 are available for projects that make excellent use of library resources. » Details more »
Mar 15, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Problems with your research paper?

Seek professional help! Research Advisory Service offers personalized help for Cal undergrads. » Details more »
Mar 03, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Bancroft Centennial

A major exhibition features seldom seen treasures from the Bancroft Library. » Details » Berkeleyan article more »
Feb 05, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft

The Library has recently created an online exhibit which focuses on the Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft (Fruitbearing Society) collection, located in The Bancroft Library. This collection contains over 1,500 manuscripts, early printed books and pictorial i… more »
Feb 01, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Good news

Newspapers & Microforms reopened January 30 in its new location, 40 Doe Library (also known as the "Doe Core"). more »
Jan 30, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

PDF problem

According to the vendor, users of the SAGE and PsycARTICLES databases need the latest version 7.0.5 of the Adobe Acrobat reader, available here, to view full text articles in PDF format. Older versions of the reader must be uninstalled before installing… more »
Jan 15, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

New chat service

Need some help with research on legislation, human rights, census data, state budgets and more? The Government Documents unit of the Doe Library is pleased to offer a new chat reference service this Spring Semester 2006. Librarians with specialty in lo… more »
Jan 12, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Bookstore

The Library Bookstore will reopen in 132 Doe Library on January 23, 2006.  The new store, featuring all new stock, will be open between 11am and 2pm Monday through Thursday.  The Bookstore is envisioned as a means of extending the useful life o… more »
Jan 06, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Mystery List

Bancroft librarian Randal Brandt's website lists over 1200 mystery novels set in the Bay Area. » Details more »
Jan 05, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

UC Berkeley library reaches 10 million-plus volumes

The University of California, Berkeley's library collection now numbers over 10 million volumes. University Librarian Thomas Leonard commented that "students and faculty expect the Library to take them as far as their curiosity reaches, and coll… more »
Jan 05, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

News/Micro closure

The Newspapers & Microforms Room is closed through January 29, while its collections, staff, and services are permanently relocated from 150 Doe Annex to 40 Doe Library (also known as the Doe Core). More than 500 microform cabinets are being moved a… more »
Jan 03, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

IIRL closure

The Institute of Industrial Relations Library is closed for a major remodel through Summer 2006.  Limited services will be available starting on January 9. more »
Jan 02, 2006 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

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