Computer downtime August 22

The following services will be unavailable after 5pm on Friday, August 22:

During this time, the following services may also be affected for brief periods:

Other than that, our website and catalogs will not be affected.

Aug 20, 2008 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Moffitt Library adds portable whiteboards

An experimental program to introduce moveable whiteboards for student use begins today.

To encourage group learning and team collaboration, Moffitt Library has introduced 18 portable whiteboards, six on each of three floors within Moffitt:  floors 1, 4 and 5.  They will ?roam? throughout the facility as students choose to use them for group work.

Packages of dry erase pens and erasers are available for 2-hour checkout through the 3rd floor Moffitt Circulation desk.

Aug 19, 2008 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Congressional hearings move to NRLF

Since the UCB Library now has access to U.S. Congressional Hearings via LexisNexis Congressional [details], paper copies of these hearings are being moved to the Northern Regional Library Facility, better known as NRLF.

If you need to access a paper version of any hearing UCB holds after this move, you have 3 options: you can request the hearing via Pathfinder, by visiting a circulation desk and making the request in person, or by visting NRLF directly. If you request the hearing, it will be delivered to the Doe Library in 1-2 business days.

If you have any questions about this process, please let us know.

Aug 19, 2008 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Returning to Cal?

Let us catch you up on changes in the libraries over this past summer:

Bancroft Library is still closed, but is now in the process of moving back to its renovated home in the Doe Library Annex.  Reopening is scheduled for this fall.
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Several areas of Doe Library are being renovated as part of the same project.  We're happy to announce that restrooms are now open on the first floor at the south entrance.

The Next Generation Melvyl Pilot, a potential replacement for the Melvyl Catalog, is now in a test phase on all UC campuses that will continue through the fall semester.  We invite you to try it and send your comments via the user survey.
» Try it now
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We're testing a potential new printing system using the Cal 1 Card on specially marked computers in the Moffitt Library. Try it out and give us your comments.
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By special arrangement with the BBC, the library has digitized 13 plays of Shakespeare and is making them available online via streaming video. 
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The library added several new electronic resources this summer. For details on any of these, search its title here:

  • Directory of History Journals
  • GreenFILE (article database on environmental issues)
  • Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts
  • Registry of World Dams
  • Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish History
  • Children?s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
  • Global Road Warrior (comprehensive country data)
  • Historical Dictionary of the Hebrew Language (Ma?agarim)
  • Indiastat (statistics on India)
  • Lugt?s Repertoire Online (art sales catalogues)

The annual Summer Reading List, compiled by the Library and the Office of Educational Development, focused this year on "Bio-Graphy: Writing a Life."
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Surveys taken in 1987, 1997, and 2007 show what Cal students were reading for pleasure at the time.
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Aug 19, 2008 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Welcome Week events in the library

Get to know the Cal libraries through a variety of special programs, tours, and exhibits during Welcome Week. Stop at our convenient information table at the North entrance to Doe Library (August 25-28, 11am-3pm).

» Calendar

Aug 19, 2008 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

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