2022 LGBTQ+ Literature for Pride Month

June is Pride month, a time for celebrating the struggles and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community. Browse through the Library’s collection on OverDrive of LGBTQ+ literature as one of many ways to celebrate the inspiring journeys of the queer community.



Our Picks for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month! Join us in celebrating through works of literature the diverse histories and cultures of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Americans who have shaped the history of the United States.

Browse more highlights in OverDrive.



Read at Home: New in OverDrive

OverDrive is a UC Berkeley Library service for borrowing ebooks and audiobooks. You can access books online, download them to a device, or read them on an ereader such as Kindle. OverDrive is available to current UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. How it works: Simply log in with your CalNet ID, and you can start borrowing!

You can also download the Libby by OverDrive app to access OverDrive from your mobile device. For more information, visit the OverDrive help guide.

Check out some of the new arrivals here:



DH Fair 2022

The DH Fair is an annual event that offers the UC Berkeley community the opportunity to share projects at various stages of development, receive invaluable feedback from peers, and reflect on the field more broadly. Join us online Tuesday, May 3 for a keynote speech by Lauren Tilton and a virtual poster session.

Visit the DH Fair website for more information.


Scheduled OverDrive Maintenance

Between May 3 and July 28, 2022, OverDrive will be performing server upgrades between 3am-5am PDT on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

OverDrive service will be impacted only once for approximately 60 minutes or less.

Users will still be able to sign in to the digital collection and browse or read titles, but may encounter errors when attempting to borrow, place a hold, or return titles during the maintenance period.


Workshop: By Design: Graphics & Images Basics

By Design: Graphics & Images Basics
Tuesday, April 12th, 3:40pm-5:00pm
Online: Register to receive the Zoom link
Lynn Cunningham

In this hands-on workshop, we will learn how to create web graphics for your digital publishing projects and websites. We will cover topics such as: image editing tools in Photoshop; image resolution for the web; sources for free public domain and Creative Commons images; and image upload to publishing tools such as WordPress. If possible, please install Photoshop in advance of the workshop. (All UCB faculty and students can receive a free Adobe Creative Suite license: https://software.berkeley.edu/adobe). Register here.

Upcoming Workshops in this Series – Spring 2022:

  • Check back for Fall 2022!

Please see bit.ly/dp-berk for details.


Workshop: HTML/CSS Toolkit for Digital Projects

HTML/CSS Toolkit for Digital Projects
Monday, April 11th, 3:10pm-4:30pm
Online: Register to receive the Zoom link
Stacy Reardon and Kiyoko Shiosaki

If you’ve tinkered in WordPress, Google Sites, or other web publishing tools, chances are you’ve wanted more control over the placement and appearance of your content. With a little HTML and CSS under your belt, you’ll know how to edit “under the hood” so you can place an image exactly where you want it, customize the formatting of text, or troubleshoot copy & paste issues. By the end of this workshop, interested learners will be well prepared for a deeper dive into the world of web design. Register here.

Upcoming Workshops in this Series – Spring 2022:

  • By Design: Graphics & Images Basics

Please see bit.ly/dp-berk for details.


Read at Home: New in OverDrive

OverDrive is a UC Berkeley Library service for borrowing ebooks and audiobooks. You can access books online, download them to a device, or read them on an ereader such as Kindle. OverDrive is available to current UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. How it works: Simply log in with your CalNet ID, and you can start borrowing!

You can also download the Libby by OverDrive app to access OverDrive from your mobile device. For more information, visit the OverDrive help guide.

Check out some of the new arrivals here:



Workshop: Can I Mine That? Should I Mine That?: A Clinic for Copyright, Ethics & More in TDM Research

Can I Mine That? Should I Mine That?: A Clinic for Copyright, Ethics & More in TDM Research
Wednesday, March 9th, 11:10am-12:30pm
Online: Register to receive the Zoom link
Stacy Reardon and the Library Office of Scholarly Communications

If you are working on a computational text analysis project and have wondered how to legally acquire, use, and publish text and data, this workshop is for you! We will teach you 5 legal literacies (copyright, contracts, privacy, ethics, and special use cases) that will empower you to make well-informed decisions about compiling, using, and sharing your corpus. By the end of this workshop, and with a useful checklist in hand, you will be able to confidently design lawful text analysis projects or be well positioned to help others design such projects. Consider taking alongside Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects. Register here.

Upcoming Workshops in this Series – Spring 2022:

  • HTML/CSS Toolkit for Digital Projects
  • By Design: Graphics & Images Basics

Please see bit.ly/dp-berk for details.


Trial: Oxford World’s Classics

 

oxford classics

The Library has a trial to Oxford World’s Classics, a collection of works from 18th and 19th century authors complete with introductions, explanatory notes, chronologies, and bibliographies. The trial will run for the month of February.

This collection provides access to over 300 novels and other writings, including translations.

Notable Authors Include:

  • Jane Austen
  • Charlotte Brontë
  • Kate Chopin
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Charles Darwin
  • Charles Dickens
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Harriot Jacobs
  • Herman Melville
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Émile Zola

Note: to access the trial, you will either need to be on campus or use the Library VPN. (EZ Proxy does not work for this trial.)

If the collection is of interest to you, the Library wants to hear from you! Please fill out this form for feedback and any comments you have.