Mathematics Statistics Library Newsletter
Spring 2007 (All Issues)
- Collections Budget Update
- Project Euclid Upgrade
- Wiley Mathematics and World Scientific Backfiles Online
- Google Book Search and Internet Archive: Texts
- Science & Engineering Libraries News Blog
- Contact Us by IM, Email, Phone
1. Collections Budget Update
The Library recently submitted its budget request to the campus, with an emphasis on collections. Journal and monograph prices continue to outpace inflation, yet The Library's collections budget has received no increases during the past six years. While we have avoided journal cancellations throughout most of these years, this will no longer be possible without significant increases to the collections budget. If a journal cancellation project becomes necessary, the faculty will be consulted throughout the process, but we hope to avoid this with a successful budget proposal.
For more information on the budget situation and proposal, visit the Library Collections' Budget Outlook.
2. Project Euclid Upgrade
At the end of March, the Cornell University Library completed a major upgrade of Project Euclid. Project Euclid is an online platform for low-cost independent and society publishers in mathematics and statistics. As a result of this upgrade, the platform can now host monographs and conference proceedings in addition to journal articles.
New additions include the Notre Dame Mathematical Lectures monograph series (1942-1990) and the Proceedings of the First Berkeley Symposium on Mathematical Statistics and Probability. We completed a project to digitize the Berkeley Symposium proceedings last year, and the entire run will be added to Project Euclid by the end of the year. Currently, they are available from the library's website at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/math/services/symposium.html.
3. Wiley Mathematics and World Scientific Backfiles Online
As the result of some one-time funding, we were able to purchase the Wiley Mathematics Backfile and selected journals from the World Scientific Archives. These backfiles provide online access to several pure and applied mathematics journals back to volume one. There are some missing issues, but they will be added over time.
You can find these electronic journals and more with the library's list of Electronic Journals A-Z.
4. Google Book Search and Internet Archive: Texts
Mass digitization of our library collections continues through both the Google Books Library Project and the Open Content Alliance. The Google Books Library Project is scanning both public domain and in-copyright books from the University of California Libraries. Digitized books are added to Google Book Search, where you can search the full text of all the books and view the full text of public domain books. You can see a limited or "snippet" view of books that are still in-copyright. Most entries include a Find this book in a library link to locate a print copy.
The Open Content Alliance is scanning selected public domain books from the University of California Libraries. This initiative began with a pilot project of about 800 mathematics books from our collection; these books are now available from the Internet Archive: Texts.
5. Science & Engineering Libraries News Blog
In late February, we launched the Science & Engineering Libraries News blog. This blog covers items of interest to Berkeley's science and engineering researchers about what's new in the libraries: announcements of new resources and services, tips about using the library's resources, discussions of scholarly communication issues, and more. For all the latest science and engineering libraries news, you can subscribe to the blog and have updates delivered via RSS (How to subscribe).
6. Contact Us by IM, Email, Phone
If you have any questions or suggestions for the library, feel free to Contact us. The librarian is available via instant message (IM), email, and phone. We look forward to hearing from you.
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