Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Resource: Russian Politics Web Archive

In light of recent events in Russia, UCLA has published its latest collection of archived web pages on Russian politics. Among the pages are "captures of Boris Nemtsov's blog and of the reports he researched and wrote about corruption and mismanagement at the highest levels of government.  Nemtsov was a prominent opposition political leader who was killed last Friday not far from Red Square." [source]

The archived sites are in Russian, but the interface is in English.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Primary Source: The Meerut Conspiracy Trial, 1929-1933

In Spring 1929 a group of labor leaders and trade unionists were arrested and charged under section 121-A of the Indian Penal Code (Act 45 of 1860) for "conspiring to deprive the King of His Sovereignty of British India." Labeled by the British government as Bolsheviks, only a few of the men were members of the Communist Party, which at the time did not have a strong presence in India. The preliminary proceedings, subsequent trial, and appeals together lasted four years, during which the accused garnered much public sympathy and the Communist movement in India gained more support.

The Meerut Conspiracy Trial, 1929-1933, a collection contained in British Online Archives, includes documents drawn from the British Library, Labour History Archive & Study Centre and Working Class Movement Library. They include India Office records, personal papers of one of the accused, papers of a Secretary of the Labour party that show widespread support of the accused, and a collection of books and pamphlets related to the trial.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Resource: Loeb Classical Library Online

The Library has acquired the Loeb Classical Library Online, which provide full text of Greek and Latin classics, accompanied by English translations.

Key features include:
  • Single- and dual-language reading modes
  • Sophisticated Bookmarking and Annotation features
  • Tools for sharing Bookmarks and Annotations
  • Greek keyboard
  • User account and My Loeb content saved in perpetuity
  • Intuitive Search and Browse
  • Inclusion of every Loeb volume in print
  • Regular uploading of new and revised volumes
Please note: To access from off-campus, you must use the Library VPN (Virtual Private Network).

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Primary Source: 17th-18th century domestic recipe manuscripts digitzed at Wellcome Library

The Wellcome Library holds a fascinating collection of recipe manuscripts dating from the 16th to 19th centuries. One of their digitization projects has made available the 75 manuscripts dating from the 17th century, some of which span the 18th century.

All recipe books are available under a Creative Commons Attribution license; they can be freely downloaded in PDF format and reused in any situation, so long as attribution is given to Wellcome Library.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Faculty & Grads: Change in Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP)

UT Austin has decided to terminate direct-to-patron lending through RLCP, in favor of having requests come through normal interlibrary loan channels.  Going forward, Berkeley patrons trying to request from UT Austin via the RLCP web page will be directed to our Interlibrary Borrowing Service.

UTA material requests made through the Interlibrary Borrowing Service will be available for pickup at the IBS desk in 133 Doe Library (not at Main Circulation). The initial loan period will be two months, with the possibility of renewal.

Please note that the on-site visits and in-person checkouts that have been part of the RLCP relationship are not affected by this change.  Our relationship with our other RLCP partner, Stanford, remains unchanged.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Event: From Panama to San Francisco: Maps of the Panama Canal and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition

The Spring 2015 Maps and More sessions kick off Friday, February 20th with, "From Panama to San Francisco: Maps of the Panama Canal and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition." As the title implies, we will showcase maps of both San Francisco's 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition and the Panama Canal itself. You can check out more about the series and the maps included at the Maps and More web guide. Maps and More is a monthly pop-up exhibit drawn from the collections of the Earth Sciences and Map Library.

What: From Panama to San Francisco: Maps of the Panama Canal and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Where: Earth Sciences & Map Library seminar room, 50 McCone Hall

When: Friday, February 20th, 11 am - noon

Friday, February 13, 2015

Give the California Digital Library 30 minutes of your time in exchange for a $15 Amazon gift card

Undergrads and grad students, help make getting articles for your research paper easier.

The California Digital Library is working on improving the experience of getting articles online. Come talk to us on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Doe Library about your research process. To thank you for 30 minutes of your time, we'll give you a $15 gift card.

To sign-up, please complete our sign-up survey at by Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact Jane Lee.