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arXiv user survey

April 8th, 2016 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Dear Colleagues,

As noted in our recent update, 2016 is the 25th anniversary of arXiv, an important milestone. We are engaged in a series of vision-setting activities and, as part of this process, we are implementing a user survey to help us improve arXiv and clarify future directions for the service in a way that best serves the user community:

Click here to start arXiv survey
We need your help in reaching out to the user community. Please share the link far and wide and encourage scientists, researchers, and students to complete the survey. If you or your institution is active on social media please post the link freely. The survey will close on April 27. The responses we gather will help us plan the future for arXiv and continue to provide a service that is based on actual user needs and experiences.

With appreciation,


Oya Y. Rieger, Ph.D.

Associate University Librarian

arXiv Program Director

Scholarly Resources & Preservation Services

Cornell University Library

Donate to arXiv

September 11th, 2015 by Cory Craig, e-print repository to over 1 million papers in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics and hosted at Cornell University is in the middle of a drive to fund new initiatives and improvements.

The UC Davis library is a member institution to arXiv and both a heavy user of and contributor to the repository.

For the next few days you’ll be seeing a Donate to arXiv banner on the page.  If you need to know why you should support arXiv as an individual or would like to see more details  about arXiv and its impact, budget, sustainability plan, etc., please see the Donation FAQ.

The UC Davis Mathematics Department also hosts a front end to arXiv:

SIAM e-books added to the UC Davis Collection

August 12th, 2011 by Robert Heyer-Gray

SIAM (Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics) books have been a leading source of knowledge for the world’s applied mathematics and computational science communities. SIAM’s line-up of stellar, prize-winning authors and titles that address both timely and fundamental topics have made SIAM books indispensable to researchers, faculty, and students around the world.  Approximately 180 titles are currently available online, the remaining backlist (equaling ~ 400 titles total) titles should be available within the next few months, and 2011 titles will be added as they are published:

AMS completes Journal Digitization Project

August 10th, 2010 by Robert Heyer-Gray

AMS Research Journals Archive is Digitized

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) has established a complete digital archive of its mathematical research journals. Over 34,000 articles are available from over 100 years of high-quality mathematical research in ‘Journal of the AMS,’ ‘Mathematics of Computation,’ ‘Proceedings of the AMS,’ ‘Transactions of the AMS,’ and ‘Bulletin of the AMS.’ All back issues, starting with each journal’s inaugural issue through 2005, are now freely available in electronic format.

Researchers can browse the contents of each journal to find articles and authors in each volume and issue, and can search across the entire archive by journal or group of journals at: View the abstract, references (with links to MathSciNet), bibliographic information, Mathematics Subject Classifications for each article, or view a PDF of the full article.

The AMS makes the digitized archive of these important research journals freely available to all mathematicians through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Please note:
UC Davis also subscribes to the all of the core AMS journals online, so that all content through the most current issue from the 5 aforementioned titles are all available to UC Davis researchers.

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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