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While you've been gone, we've been busy! Here are some of the changes this summer in our library facilities and electronic resources:

A major seismic retrofit of the Doe Library Annex has several effects for library users.
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While the seismic retrofit is in progress, the Bancroft Library is operating in a temporary location at 2121 Allston Way.
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The Institute of Governmental Studies Library is closed for renovation through September 15, re-opening on September 18. Limited services are available by appointment. To arrange this, call 642-1472 or e-mail 

Doe's East Reading Room was named in honor of former chancellor Roger W. Heyns.
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The library announced its involvement in two major projects to scan and digitize books in our collections for online searching and (in some cases) viewing.
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The Engineering Library introduced its redesigned website.

Pathfinder, the catalog of items in most UC Berkeley libraries, now has a helpful display of your options when an item is listed as CHECKED OUT.

We added some new databases of journal articles and statistics.

Indexes 70 core German research journals in areas such as: Arts, Comparative Literature, Economics, Geology, Germanic language and literature Law, Mathematics, Music, Religion.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Comprehensive statistics and quantitative facts on US history.

Now includes increased coverage of biology, including biodiversity, conservation, paleontology, plant science, cell biology, and zoology.

Access to the RefWorks bibliographic management system for off-campus users was improved.
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The UC libraries launched Calisphere, a new website with easy access to thousands of photographs, documents, newspaper clippings, works of art, and other primary source materials.
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Our annual Summer Reading List featured "Books for Future Presidents".
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