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'''Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII):''' The Vice Chancellor for Research and University Librarian are co-sponsoring this pilot project supporting Berkeley researchers who want to make their publications freely available to the public. BRII will subsidize fees charged to authors who select open access or paid access publication.

'''Chat Reference Services:''' Government Information pioneered chat reference services in the Library, implementing the meebo me widget to make their service more visible. Similar services have followed in humanities & social sciences, engineering, mathematics-statistics, physics-astronomy, and through the Ask a UC Librarian service.

'''Data Lab Wiki:''' The Library Data
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'''Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII):''' The Vice Chancellor for Research and University Librarian are co-sponsoring this pilot project supporting Berkeley researchers who want to make their publications freely available to the public. [[http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/brii/ | BRII]] will subsidize fees charged to authors who select open access or paid access publication.

'''Chat Reference Services:''' Government Information pioneered chat reference services in the Library, implementing the [[http://www.meebome.com/ | meebo me]] widget to make their service more visible. Similar services have followed in humanities & social sciences, engineering, mathematics-statistics, physics-astronomy, and through the [[http://www.questionpoint.org/crs/servlet/org.oclc.home.TFSRedirect?virtcategory=12566 | Ask a UC Librarian]] service.

'''Data
Lab Wiki:''' The Library [[http://sunsite3.berkeley.edu/wikis/datalab/ | Data Lab]] has implemented a wiki as its website, facilitating content management, updates, tags and other metadata to improve organization, navigation, and search results.
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'''Educational Initiatives Council:''' The Educational Initiatives Council, with representatives from multiple library units, will provide an important communication link necessary for coordination, collaboration, and continuing education across libraries and disciplines on all issues related to teaching and learning.

'''EECS & Statistics Technical Reports Archives:''' Using technology developed by CDL, the Systems Office implemented a platform to host the EECS technical reports series. Reports are automatically deposited into the CDL Digital Preservation Repository to ensure persistence. The platform is being expanded to include Statistics technical reports.
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'''Educational Initiatives Council:''' The [[http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/AboutLibrary/eic.html | Educational Initiatives Council]], with representatives from multiple library units, will provide an important communication link necessary for coordination, collaboration, and continuing education across libraries and disciplines on all issues related to teaching and learning.

'''EECS & Statistics Technical Reports Archives:''' Using technology developed by CDL, the Systems Office implemented a platform to host the [[http://techreports.lib.berkeley.edu/ | EECS technical reports]] series. Reports are automatically deposited into the CDL Digital Preservation Repository to ensure persistence. The platform is being expanded to include Statistics technical reports.
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'''Google Books Project:''' Over 800,000 books have been scanned from UC Libraries, providing high visibility for our collections. Google Books offers full-text searching of this material, with either full view or snippet view of the content.
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'''Google Books Project:''' Over 800,000 books have been scanned from UC Libraries, providing high visibility for our collections. [[http://books.google.com | Google Books]] offers full-text searching of this material, with either full view or snippet view of the content.
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'''Library Events Calendar:''' The Library has also joined the campus calendar network. The new library events calendar consolidates in one place all of the many activities occurring in library units, and it allows us to recommend events to campus or departmental calendars in the network.

'''Mapping Anthropology at UC Berkeley Mash-up:''' The Anthropology Library developed this mash-up of their dissertation database with Google Maps to create interactive map based on fieldsites of dissertations completed for the PhD in anthropology.

'''Mellon Fellowship for Undergraduate Research:''' The Library initiated and led this campus-wide grant focused on partnering librarians with faculty and other campus staff to design and implement assignments that utilize library collections and develop undergraduate research skills. The Library will be applying these goals to the Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative, working with five departments to design a series of key undergraduate courses for majors.
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'''Library Events Calendar:''' The Library has also joined the campus calendar network. The new [[http://libevents.berkeley.edu/ | library events calendar]] consolidates in one place all of the many activities occurring in library units, and it allows us to recommend events to campus or departmental calendars in the network.

'''Mapping Anthropology at UC Berkeley Mash-up:''' The Anthropology Library developed this [[http://anthromap.lib.berkeley.edu/ | mash-up]] of their dissertation database with Google Maps to create interactive map based on fieldsites of dissertations completed for the PhD in anthropology.

'''Mellon Fellowship for Undergraduate Research:''' The Library initiated and led this campus-wide grant focused on partnering librarians with faculty and other campus staff to design and implement assignments that utilize library collections and develop undergraduate research skills. The Library will be applying these goals to the [[http://education.berkeley.edu/usli | Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative]], working with five departments to design a series of key undergraduate courses for majors.
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'''Next Generation Melvyl Pilot:''' In conjunction with CDL and the other UC campuses, the Library is participating in the Next Generation Melvyl Pilot based on WorldCat Local. If successful, this pilot may eventually offer enhanced discovery and delivery of materials in campus, UC, and worldwide libraries. As part of this project, the Library is completing an OCLC reclamation project to correct our holdings in OCLC.
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'''Next Generation Melvyl Pilot:''' In conjunction with CDL and the other UC campuses, the Library is participating in the [[http://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/about/uc_oclc.html | Next Generation Melvyl Pilot]] based on WorldCat Local. If successful, this pilot may eventually offer enhanced discovery and delivery of materials in campus, UC, and worldwide libraries. As part of this project, the Library is completing an OCLC reclamation project to correct our holdings in OCLC.
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'''Technology Training Sessions:''' In November 2007, the Doe/Moffitt Technology Training Series was launched to support staff in becoming more familiar with emerging technologies. Sessions have included screencasting, blogging, wikis, and social bookmarking.

'''Videos on Demand:''' With support from the Systems Office, full-length documentary works have been licensed from various distributors and digitized by the Media Resources Center. These videos on demand can be viewed with the Windows Media Player of Flip4Mac by anyone with a current CalNet ID.
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'''Technology Training Sessions:''' In November 2007, the Doe/Moffitt [[http://blogs.lib.berkeley.edu/dmtechtraining.php | Technology Training Series]] was launched to support staff in becoming more familiar with emerging technologies. Sessions have included screencasting, blogging, wikis, and social bookmarking.

'''Videos on Demand:''' With support from the Systems Office, full-length documentary works have been licensed from various distributors and digitized by the Media Resources Center. These [[http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/vodcollection.html | videos on demand]] can be viewed with the Windows Media Player of Flip4Mac by anyone with a current CalNet ID.
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'''Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII):''' The Vice Chancellor for Research and University Librarian are co-sponsoring this pilot project supporting Berkeley researchers who want to make their publications freely available to the public. BRII will subsidize fees charged to authors who select open access or paid access publication.

'''Chat Reference Services:''' Government Information pioneered chat reference services in the Library, implementing the meebo me widget to make their service more visible. Similar services have followed in humanities & social sciences, engineering, mathematics-statistics, physics-astronomy, and through the Ask a UC Librarian service.

'''Data Lab Wiki:''' The Library Data Lab has implemented a wiki as its website, facilitating content management, updates, tags and other metadata to improve organization, navigation, and search results.

'''Ebooks Online Ordering Pilot:''' The Library has completed an experiment with online loading of catalog records for ebooks from YBP. After several attempts to solve problems, the experiment worked. This opens the way for the Library to order ebooks through vendor systems in the future.

'''Educational Initiatives Council:''' The Educational Initiatives Council, with representatives from multiple library units, will provide an important communication link necessary for coordination, collaboration, and continuing education across libraries and disciplines on all issues related to teaching and learning.

'''EECS & Statistics Technical Reports Archives:''' Using technology developed by CDL, the Systems Office implemented a platform to host the EECS technical reports series. Reports are automatically deposited into the CDL Digital Preservation Repository to ensure persistence. The platform is being expanded to include Statistics technical reports.

'''E-Reserves:''' In the fall, e-reserves officially moved from the Library-supported ERes service to ETS-supported bSpace learning management system. Through this work the library has taken a big step forward in integrating library resources, personal digital files, and course notes into one seamless system for students and faculty.

'''Google Books Project:''' Over 800,000 books have been scanned from UC Libraries, providing high visibility for our collections. Google Books offers full-text searching of this material, with either full view or snippet view of the content.

'''ILS Planning:''' The Library has taken its initial steps toward a new ILS with the hiring of an ILS Manager to direct the planning and implementation.

'''Library Classroom Scheduling Software:''' The Library has joined Rec Sports, Athletics, and the ASUC in licensing new scheduling software for reserving our library classrooms. The new software offers familiar functions and some added benefits. The calendar is viewable without a login, and online requests are grayed out to prevent double bookings.

'''Library Events Calendar:''' The Library has also joined the campus calendar network. The new library events calendar consolidates in one place all of the many activities occurring in library units, and it allows us to recommend events to campus or departmental calendars in the network.



'''Mellon Fellowship for Undergraduate Research:''' The Library initiated and led this campus-wide grant focused on partnering librarians with faculty and other campus staff to design and implement assignments that utilize library collections and develop undergraduate research skills. The Library will be applying these goals to the Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative, working with five departments to design a series of key undergraduate courses for majors.



'''Multimedia Authoring Stations in Moffitt Microcomputer Facility:''' In January, through a partnership with IST and the Berkeley Center for New Media, the Moffitt Library introduced three workstations with audio, video, and multimedia software for students to create and edit multimedia works for classes.

'''Next Generation Melvyl Pilot:''' In conjunction with CDL and the other UC campuses, the Library is participating in the Next Generation Melvyl Pilot based on WorldCat Local. If successful, this pilot may eventually offer enhanced discovery and delivery of materials in campus, UC, and worldwide libraries. As part of this project, the Library is completing an OCLC reclamation project to correct our holdings in OCLC.

'''Starr East Asian Library:''' The first freestanding building ever constructed for an East Asian Library in the nation opens on March 3. A $52 million state-of-the-art facility all funded by private gifts, it contains many architectural innovations in space design, with a multi-purpose media center equipped with imaging and satellite technologies and an on-site digitization service for faculty course development.

'''Technology Training Sessions:''' In November 2007, the Doe/Moffitt Technology Training Series was launched to support staff in becoming more familiar with emerging technologies. Sessions have included screencasting, blogging, wikis, and social bookmarking.

'''Videos on Demand:''' With support from the Systems Office, full-length documentary works have been licensed from various distributors and digitized by the Media Resources Center. These videos on demand can be viewed with the Windows Media Player of Flip4Mac by anyone with a current CalNet ID.















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