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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: https://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-at-uc/publisher-negot...

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Last updated: January 27, 2021

UC Linked Data final report and upcoming webinars

To: UC Libraries Advisory Structure (via Jayne Dickson for information)
Users Council (via Jayne Dickson for information & distribution)
From: Direction & Oversight Committee, UC Libraries Advisory Structure

UC library colleagues,

Last updated: January 27, 2021

DOC virtual brown bag on the SILS project (vision and requirements)

To: UC Libraries Advisory Structure (for information) via Jayne Dickson
Users Council (for information & distribution) via Jayne Dickson

Dear UC Libraries community,

On behalf of the Direction and Oversight Committee (DOC), you are invited to a DOC virtual brown bag on the SILS project on Tuesday, December 11th from 12 noon to 1:00 pm. [...]

Last updated: January 27, 2021

Digitization at the Click of a Shutter: Works of California Photographers Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones Now Online

Thousands of images by California photographers Ruth-Marion Baruch (1922–1997) and Pirkle Jones (1914–2009) are now digitized and available online (many for the first time!) on Calisphere and UC Santa Cruz University Library Digital Collections. They are also available at…

Last updated: March 2, 2020

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