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Public Health Library closed Saturday, April 13

Due to construction activities, the Public Health Library will be closed Saturday, April 13. The library will be open Sunday 1-5 p.m. as usual.

CRC Handbook – Happy 100th!

CRC Press announces the 100th anniversary of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

“The Handbook reaches beyond chemistry and physics to provide organized, easy-to-use and a seemingly infinite number of charts and graphs on everything science-related.   There is physical and/or chemical data useful to every scientific discipline” (CRC Press).

“People who have interviewed me have commented on the extensive knowledge that I have about the properties of substances … I attribute this knowledge in part to the fact that I possessed the Rubber Handbook …”
– Linus Pauling

“I fell in love with it straightaway … for its tables were so full of information that I thought of it as containing the whole universe between its covers.”
– Oliver Sacks

ADS celebrates 20 year milestone

The Smithsonian Astophysical Observatory/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is 20 years old this spring. It is operated by SAO under a NASA grant.

In 1993, the ADS Astract Service launched online with 160K of records for 200 users; 20 years later there are 57 million citations for over 10 million users.

Today, the ADS is a digital library portal for astronomical research in three bibliographic databases: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Physics and arXiv e-prints. The ADS provides access to citations, full-text scans, with links to data catalogs and archives. This central discovery engine is used everyday by millions.


New ebooks in the Synthesis Digital Library series

Synthesis Digital Library Update for February, 2013

Spring Break 2013 hours

The UC Berkeley Libraries will have limited hours during Spring Break, March 23-31. In addition, most will be closed on the weekends of Spring Break, and all will be closed for the Cesar Chavez Holiday on Friday, March 29.

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Public Health Library closed Saturday, March 16

Due to construction activities, the Public Health Library will be closed Saturday, March 16. The library will be open Sunday as usual, 1-5 p.m.

DataUp Workshop with Carly Strasser


Do you use Microsoft® Excel to record, store, or analyze your data? DataUp is a free, open-source tool that integrates with Excel to help you:

  • follow data management best practices to insure your data are well-formatted and -organized
  • describe your data in a standard format for archiving and discovery
  • assign a permanent identifier so that your data can be cited
  • upload your data to a repository for archiving and sharing

Carly Strasser, Data Curation Project Manager for the UC Curation Center (UC3) of the California Digital Library, has been working on the development of DataUp since the project’s inception. She will be presenting a hands-on workshop on DataUp’s features, use, and future plans:

Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 11 am – 12 pm
Place: Bioscience & Natural Resources Library training room (2189 VLSB)

We hope to see you there.

AMS Proceedings of symposia ebooks available

Adding to our American Mathematical Society (AMS) ebook offerings, the Library recently purchased the online backfiles for both the Proceedings of Symposia in Applied Mathematics (71 volumes from 1949-2012) and the Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics (86 volumes from 1959-2012). Links to individual volumes will eventually be loaded into our catalog so you can find them in OskiCat and Melvyl. They should also appear in UC-eLinks so you can link to them directly from MathSciNet.

New ebooks in the Synthesis Digital Library series

Synthesis Digital Library Update for January, 2013

Open access journal Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene

A new open access journal in the earth and environmental sciences, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, was recently announced and will begin accepting submissions in April 2013. The journal will publish research on “the Earth’s physical, chemical, and biological systems; interactions between human and natural systems; and steps that can be taken to mitigate and adapt to global change.” It will be organized into six knowledge domains:

  • atmospheric science
  • earth and environmental science
  • ecology
  • ocean science
  • sustainable engineering
  • sustainability sciences

Fees charged to UCB faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students for publishing in this open access journal may be eligible for reimbursement through the Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII).

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