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Happy Holidays! PSE Hours

December 22nd, 2014 by

The PSE hours over the intersession break will be:

* December 22 and 23: 8:00a-5:00p
* December 24-28: closed
* December 29 and 30: 8:00a-5:00p
* December 31 and January 1: closed
* January 2: 8:00a-5:00p
* January 3: closed
* January 4: 1:00-5:00p

We resume regular hours on January 5. Enjoy your break!

Nature Online Journals Unavailable: 12/13/14, 5am-9am

December 11th, 2014 by Cory Craig

All online journals will be unavailable on Saturday 12/13/14, from 5am to 9am PST ,
due to downtime for essential maintenance.





November IEEE & MIT Press Books – eBook Alert

December 10th, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Synthesis Update from Morgan & Claypool Publishers

December 3rd, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray

The Following Lectures Were Published in October

Al Selvin, Verizon Communications
Simon Buckingham Shum, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Karen Holtzblatt, InContext Enterprises, Inc.
Hugh Beyer, InContext Enterprises, Inc.

Hang Li, Huawei Technologies

Ken Anjyo, OLM Digital, Inc.
Hiroyuki Ochiai, Kyushu University

Models of Horizontal Eye Movements: Part 3, A Neuron and Muscle Based Linear Saccade Model
Alireza Ghahari, University of Connecticut
John D. Enderle, University of Connecticut

Bin Chen, Stanford University
Huijun Wang, Merck
Ying Ding, Indiana University
David Wild, Indiana University

The Taxobook: History, Theories, and Concepts of Knowledge Organization, Part 1 of a 3-Part Series
Marjorie Hlava, Access Innovations, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico

Measuring User Engagement
Mounia Lalmas, Yahoo Labs
Heather O’Brien, University of British Columbia
Elad Yom-Tov, Microsoft Research

The Taxobook: Principles and Practices of Building Taxonomies, Part 2 of a 3-Part Series
Marjorie M.K. Hlava, Access Innovations, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico

Announcing a Demand Driven Standards pilot with IHS (Information Handling Service)

December 3rd, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Need an industry standard for your research, teaching, or a project? The IHS Standards Expert ( database searches about 1.6 million standards from 370 technical societies worldwide.

The UC Davis Library will now purchase print copies of standards for the library’s collection and make them available to you.

  • There is no charge to the requester.
  • Delivery times can vary, but should take 7 working days or fewer.
  • You will be notified when the standard is available for use in the collection.

Please keep in mind that we do already provide full-text online standards from ASTM, IEEE, and ASABE and also have current print editions from a handful of other societies and standards bodies. A guide to Standards and Specifications at UC Davis goes into greater detail about our access to standards. If you ever aren’t sure if we already have access to a standard, please feel free to send an e-mail to Bob Heyer-Gray at

Searching and ordering through the IHS Standards Expert database does require registration. Step by step instructions are available at You are not required to request standards through the IHS interface and/or if you happen to already know what standard you need, you can either request using the following order form or by contacting Bob Heyer-Gray directly at