ERF Update – June 2012

Current number of records in the ERF: 1085

ADDED since last update

DELETED since last update

CHANGES since last update

  • all CSA/Illumina databases now on the new ProQuest platform
  • all ProQuest databases now on the new ProQuest platform

Welcome home H.H. Bancroft!

After being sent into storage during the 2005-2008 Seismic Retrofit of The Bancroft Library, the bust of Hubert Howe Bancroft has finally returned to a place of honor overlooking the entrance to the Reading Room.

The early history of the bust can be found here.

New ebooks in the Synthesis Digital Library series

Synthesis Digital Library Update for April 2012

OskiCat and proxy server downtime on June 2

The following services will be unavailable from 1 a.m. through as late as 4 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, while we perform scheduled maintenance:

  • OskiCat, the UC Berkeley library catalog (including searching, request, and renewal functions).
  • UCB call number and availability information in Melvyl.
  • Melvyl Request login and My ILL Requests.
  • The library proxy server for accessing licensed electronic resources (VPN will still work).

Resources for June 5 election

The Institute of Governmental Studies has released guides to the two ballot measures on the June 5 California Primary Election ballot on the California Choices website at:

In addition to voter resources and in-depth analyses of the propositions, the site features a View Endorsements and Share Your Vote page where you can compare endorsements from political parties, unions, newspapers, and other organizations, and share how you are voting with friends and family via email or Facebook.

California Choices is a collaborative effort by the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, the nonpartisan nonprofit organization Next 10, and the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.