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Physical Sciences & Engineering Library

What library services are important to you?

October 27th, 2009 by Karen Andrews

In light of the current budget situation, the University Library is conducting a user survey to determine what services have the greatest value to our clientele. Please take a moment to send us your input by completing the short survey.

Self-registration now available for all new library cards

October 21st, 2009 by

In addition to the student self registration service implemented last year, UC Davis faculty and staff can now activate their library privileges online.

You can register from work or home. Log in at using your Kerberos ID and password. Your employee ID card will be activated for library privileges within one working day. Your ID card is your library card, and the barcode number (starting with 2117..) is your library card number.

As always, staff at the circulation desks are available to assist with any problems you may encounter in the registration process.

PSE Library moving into Shields by 2011

October 21st, 2009 by Karen Andrews

UPDATE: The process of restructuring the science libraries is on hold. Broader consultation will take place and a Task Force will reconsider options before any decision is made on the future of the PSE Library collections and services. –Karen Andrews, Head, PSE Library

This is an important update on the future of the UC Davis Physical Sciences & Engineering Library.
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Open Access publishing event, October 20

October 19th, 2009 by

The California Digital Library has some new and wonderful electronic publishing services that you may want to use!

Representatives are coming to campus tomorrow as part of Open Access Week events to describe¬†ways you can disseminate your research, hold on to your rights as authors, and preserve your scholarly output for the ages… all for free. Everyone is welcome to attend this presentation.

What: “Take Control of Your Publications with eScholarship”, presented by Catherine Mitchell, director of the California Digital Library Publishing Group at the University of California
When: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Shields Library, Second Floor Instruction Room (turn left off the stairs)


  • Keep your copyright
  • Reach more readers
  • Publish when you want
  • Protect your work’s future
  • …all with no fees

eScholarship offers a robust open access publishing platform that enables departments, research units, publishing programs, and individual scholars associated with the University of California to have direct control over the creation and dissemination of the full range of their scholarship, including:

  • Journals
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Books
  • Working Papers
  • Postprints
  • Seminar/Paper Series

Initiated in 2002, eScholarship now houses over 30,000 publications with more than 9 million full-text downloads to date. The rate of usage of these materials has grown dramatically in the past 7 years, now often exceeding 170,000 downloads per month.

Come learn how you can get started publishing with eScholarship today!