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MIT Press books available via IEEE Xplore

May 30th, 2013 by Robert Heyer-Gray

MIT Press eBooks Library is now available via the IEEE Xplore platform:

The MIT Press eBooks Library provides:

  • – Access to more than 450 titles, with approximately 40 new titles to be introduced each year
  • – Cutting-edge titles focusing on computing and engineering innovations
  • – More than 70% of titles in computing-related fields, such as computer science, artificial intelligence, information theory, and computer programming
  • – Approximately 10,000 individual chapters available in PDF
  • – Rigorous review process ensuring titles are relevant and high quality
  • – Numerous titles winning the American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE)
  • – Advanced search capabilities by title, keyword, or subject to quickly find and download relevant chapters within books

May New Books List

May 30th, 2013 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Curious about the new books added by PSE this Fiscal Year? The New Books list will be updated monthly and posted to the blog near the end of each month. The most recent PSE New Books list dated 05/27/13 is now available.

Synthesis Update from Morgan & Claypool Publishers

May 29th, 2013 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Synthesis Digital Library Update for April, 2013

The following titles were published in April. 

Coming May 29th…Open Access Presentation by the Publisher of PeerJ

May 9th, 2013 by

What’s All the Fuss About Open Access? What Do I Need to Know, and How Does it Benefit Me?

Join us for a presentation by Pete Binfield (previously the Publisher of PLoS One, and now the Publisher and Co-Founder of PeerJ) as he provides an overview of the current landscape of  Open Access publications; highlights some of the more innovative models that are being tested in the marketplace; talks about items such as article level metrics and open peer review, and shows how these new developments can benefit you as both a researcher and author.

  • Date:  May 29, 2013
  • Time: 3-4 pm
  • Place: 1065 Kemper Hall

Hosted by UC Davis Library.  Contact:

Amy Studer, Health & Life Science Librarian    |    (530) 752-1678


Howard, J. (2013, April 29). Asking authors to buy memberships for open accessChronicle of Higher Education.

VanNoorden, R. (2013, March 27).  Open access:  The true cost of science publishingNature News, 495(7442).

UC Davis Library Blog entry about PeerJ:  March 1, 2013