Portico to archive ASCE journals

From the Knowledgespeak blog: "Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to preserve the society's journal collection. This inclusion brings the number of titles in the Portico archive to over
6,100 [more…]"

Developed in consultation with libraries and publishers, Portico is an initiative to build a sustainable archive of electronic journals. Portico was launced with initial support from JSTOR, Ithaka, The Library of Congress, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Annual contributions from publishers and libraries, including the University of California Libraries, are helping to support this permanent archive.

Portico has signed agreements with over 35 participating publishers to preserve their electronic journals.

New electronic resources

The library subscribes to more than 800 premium online information sources. To learn more about what we've added in the last month, see our list of new resources.

» AskART
» Black Studies Center
» CEIC Global Database (economic time series)
» Encyclopedia of the Quran
» Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures
» E-STAT (Canadian statistics)
» Everyday Life and Women in America
» Greenwire (environmental news)
» Science.gov
» Social Theory
» Thomson Datastream (finance and economics)

The International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP) is now part of Black Studies Center.

To find out more about any of our electronic resources, search its title here.

Survival! Berkeley’s Unofficial Summer Reading List

Every summer, the Library and the Office of Educational Development send new freshmen a list of books suggested by faculty and staff from across campus. Neither “official” nor “required” reading, the release of the list has become an anticipated annual event, as popular with upper division students, campus staff and the local community as it is with its primary audience.

This year the Cal community generated a list of sixteen genre-spanning titles on the theme of survival, collectively offering scientific, social, historical, and futuristic variations on a theme.

And for the first time, to kick off a little conversation, the reading list joins the blogosphere–allowing the silent community of readers to speak up and respond to titles selected for inclusion as well as recommend survival favorites that didn’t make it to the list.

Also new this year, the listing for each book includes a "Find in your library" link that locates copies at UC Berkeley and in other libraries through the WorldCat system.