September 24, 2009: SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) profiles UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII). The libraries at UC Berkeley and the University of Calgary are among pioneer institutions to have established pools of money to cover the cost of open-access journal fees. As one Berkeley author and recipient of BRII funds stated in the profile, "I absolutely wanted the results to be freely available to the press, state agencies and others who don’t necessarily have access to the libraries and journals."
Read more in Changing the Game: Pioneers Report on Efforts to Support Open-Access Publication.
Between 12:01am and 10am on Sunday, September 27, some services provided by the California Digital Library (CDL) will be unavailable for up to one hour for scheduled maintenance. The affected services are:
- Current Melvyl Catalog
- Request (Interlibrary Loan)
- My ILL Requests
- Some links from OskiCat to electronic resources.
Although the Next Generation Melvyl Pilot catalog will not be affected by this maintenance, Request and UC-eLinks may not function from the NGM Pilot.