New service offers archived websites

The California Digital Library's new Web Archiving Service provides ongoing access to websites of historical and cultural value that would otherwise change or disappear over time.

Topics represented include the 2003 California recall election, the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, and political sites from the Middle East.

»  Web Archiving Service
»  UC Newsroom article

Jul 21, 2009 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

VPN system changing August 12

The UC Berkeley is changing its VPN (Virtual Private Network) service.  All current VPN users will need to download and install the new VPN client software by August 12.

VPN is an alternative to the proxy server for off-campus access to journal article databases and other licensed library resources, and is required for some non-web-based resources.  The new VPN client, called AnyConnect, includes a "Library VPN" option.  As before, you need to run the VPN software before accessing licensed library resources, and turn it off when your session is over. 

For details and installation instructions, see our VPN page.

For more information about the options available, see Connecting from Off Campus

Jul 16, 2009 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

New electronic resources

The library subscribes to more than 900 premium online information sources. To learn more about what we've added in the last month, see our list of new resources.

» Counseling and Therapy in Video 
» Index to the Architect and Engineer
» OskiCat
» PrimateLit
» Thieme ElectronicBook Library (basic and clinical sciences)

» United Nations Statistical Common Database has been replaced by UNdata

The following databases have changed from the Silverplatter/WebSPIRS platform to the Ovid platform:
» A-V Online
» EconLit
» Film/TV Periodicals Index (International Federation of Film Archives)
» Geography
» NASW Clinical Register
» Treasures from the Film Archives

» Applied Science and Technology Database
» Earthscape
» Libros en Venta en America Latina y Espana
» Music Catalog (U.S. Library of Congress, 1960s-2002)
» Pathfinder
» Who's Who

To find out more about any of our electronic resources, search its title here.

Jul 02, 2009 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Online Archive of California adds features, content

The Online Archive of California (OAC) has a new look, advanced functionality, and significantly more content.

New features
One of the most exciting new features of the OAC is the new design of the collection guide (also known as "finding aid"), which enables users to effectively and efficiently navigate even the most complex< descriptive records. Using the interactive table of contents, quickly scan the collection contents or drill down into the level of detail you're looking for.

With the new frame design, users can scroll through the entire guide while retaining context at the institution, series, and box levels. There's also now a PDF version of the entire collection guide.

Researchers will be thrilled to discover the interactive "Browse Map" feature, which graphically displays institutions across the state and links to collection information.

Users can now easily narrow their search result sets by date, institution, and online availability.

New content
We've added more than 30,000 detailed records, providing increased access to California's most valuable cultural and historical artifacts.

Jul 01, 2009 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Transportation Library closed July 2 & 17

The Institute of Transportation Studies Library will be closed on Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 17.



Jul 01, 2009 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

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