UC Request Software Offers Links to HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access to Copyrighted Books

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In order to help UC faculty, students, and staff at all ten University of California campuses get electronic content as quickly as possible, the Request program has integrated access to copyright protected material via HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access System (ETAS).

Last updated: February 18, 2021

UC Libraries’ Shared Print Program Joins the Partnership for Shared Book Collections

The University of California Libraries’ Shared Print program has joined the Partnership for Shared Book Collections, a federation of shared print monographic programs that aims to coordinate shared print collaboration in North America to support cost-effective retention and access to shared print monograph collections. 

Last updated: February 25, 2021

eBook Usability Criteria and Case Study Report

In light of the global coronavirus pandemic, campus closures and significant disruption to teaching, learning, and research, our UC campuses have moved to e-format resources purchasing to allow our researchers quick access to the needed materials. Because print collections at our libraries are not accessible during this disruption, ebooks will be in high demand by our users to continue their learning, instruction and research activities. Ebook usability becomes more critical than ever to our users.

Last updated: February 18, 2021

CDL COVID-19 Update

Update (6/3/20): Bay Area counties have updated their shelter in place orders with a phased re-opening approach for some businesses; however, the shelter in place order is still in place for the general population. Currently, CDL will remain on telecommute status until we receive more information from the UC Office of the President on our local plans.

Last updated: February 18, 2021

HathiTrust Roundup: New Outreach Tools, Webcasts, and Research Center Workshops for HathiTrust Member Libraries

HathiTrust Digital Library has expanded its support resources with a new patron engagement toolkit; a set of member webcasts to share best practices and lessons learned; and a spring offering of HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) workshops.

Last updated: February 18, 2021

UC & HathiTrust Celebrate Public Domain Day 2020

On January 1, 2020, the HathiTrust Digital Library opened more than 45,000 digital volumes for full view reading access for U.S. users (see HathTrust’s 1924 Publications collection), marking the second recent expansion of the public domain in the United States.

Last updated: February 18, 2021

Cambridge University Press and the University of California Agree to Open Access Publishing Deal

Agreement is UC’s first with a major publisher and Cambridge’s first in the Americas
The University of California and Cambridge University Press have entered into a transformative agreement that will advance the global shift toward an open access future for…

Last updated: March 2, 2020

UC-Elsevier Negotiations: Information & Status Updates

UC-Elsevier Negotiations: Information & Status Updates

For important news about UC's negotiation with Elsevier, and what it means for you, please check out our information page:

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Last updated: January 27, 2021