Expanded Moffitt Circulation hours starting March 31

Circulation service hours at Moffitt Library will be extended to 2 am Sunday through Thursday starting Monday, March 31. This is a change from our current service model in which the circulation desk closes at 10 pm and Moffitt and Gardner serves as a study hall until 2 am. These extended hours will allow library users to check out materials from the MAIN, Moffitt and Course Reserve collections until shortly before closing. In addition, UCB faculty, students and staff will be able to utilize the study rooms in Gardner until 1 am

Also, if you are not already aware, Doe Library is now open Saturdays 9am – 5pm. Library visitors can enter through Doe North, Doe South, and Gardner Stacks as well as have access to Doe Circulation, Graduate Services, and Art History/Classics Library. 


Event: HackFSM hackathon April 1-12

The Bancroft Library, in partnership with the Digital Humanities @ Berkeley initiative, is sponsoring the HackFSM hackathon from April 1-12, 2014.
The hackathon will engage UC Berkeley students around historic materials in the Free Speech Movement (FSM) digital archive. The idea of HackFSM is for small teams of students to “hack” or program a new web interface to this digital collection of digital images, encoded texts, and associated metadata. The hackathon will kick off April 1 in the Library and conclude April 12 (Cal Day) with a judging and awards event at the iSchool.
This is Bancroft’s first hackathon and, as one of the library’s pioneering digital projects, it is fitting that the FSM digital archive is the subject of this next technological step in providing increased access to digital materials for research and learning, particularly as we move towards the fiftieth anniversary of this milestone moment in Berkeley’s history.
More information about the events and hacker registration is available on the HackFSM site: http://digitalhumanities.berkeley.edu/fsm-archive-hackathon
Please contact Mary Elings or the hackathon organizers (http://digitalhumanities.berkeley.edu/contact) with questions.

Mary W. Elings

Head of Digital Collections

The Bancroft Library

HackFSM is sponsored by the Library and Digital Humanities @ Berkeley initiative, with support from the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, the Office of the CIO, and the I-School.


GeoScienceWorld now available

UC Berkeley now has access to GeoScienceWorld, an online collection of over 40 peer-reviewed journals from a variety of geosciences publishers including the following:

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Clay Minerals Society
  • Geological Society of America
  • Geological Society of London
  • Mineralogical Society of America
  • Paleontological Society
  • Seismological Society of America
  • Society for Sedimentary Geology
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists

This database of full-text journals is integrated with GeoRef to allow searching across citations and abstracts from additional journals and conference in the geosciences.


Moffitt Desk Open Longer Hours for Book Checkout

Beginning Monday, March 31, the Moffitt Library’s Circulation Desk will be open until 2 am Sunday through Thursday. These extended hours will allow library users to check out materials from the MAIN, Moffitt and Course Reserve collections. In addition, UCB faculty, students and staff will be able to utilize the study rooms in the Gardner Stacks until 1 am.