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Social and Cultural Studies Librarian Office Hours

May 14th, 2012 by David Michalski

Working on a term paper in the social sciences or the humanities?
Starting a new research project?
Interested in the latest means to discover and track scholarly literature?

Social and Cultural Studies Librarian, David Michalski is available for consultations.

Make an appointment to develop a custom search strategy, and make sure you are getting the most out of your library resources.
http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/forms/officehours/index.php?office=1

Harvard Library: subscriptions too costly, faculty should go open access

May 7th, 2012 by David Michalski

Harvard Library: subscriptions too costly, faculty should go open access
By John Timmer
arstechnica
2/23/2012
excerpt:
“The problems with state funding may be hitting public schools hard, but even some parts of elite private institutions are feeling the sting of rising prices. That was the message sent by the Harvard Library’s Faculty Advisory Council, which says the costs of subscriptions to major research journals “cannot be sustained.” It says that the cost of these journals has gone up by 145 percent over the last six years and, if things continue at that pace, it’ll be forced to cut back…” http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/04/harvard-library-advises-its-faculty-to-go-open-access.ars

Pew Center study of readers of ebooks

May 1st, 2012 by Michael Winter

Pew study finds that “librarians and library websites” are the two places contemporary readers are the least likely to seek reading recommendations.  Story, data, graphics, etc., at:

http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2012/04/04/the-rise-of-e-reading/