a. Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Digital Library (Karen Andrews, UCD)

Berkeley, Davis, Irvine and Los Angeles now have a license for the Tier 2 resource SAE Digital Library [http://www.elecpubs.sae.org/NXT/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&vid=SAE:SAE2].  (Los Angeles and Berkeley will keep a current subscription to the microfiche papers for archival backup.)  Karen Andrews (UCD) negotiated the license for this Tier 2 resource.

The SAE Digital Library is an index (1906 – present) to thousands of SAE technical papers, journal articles, and standards covering all areas of transportation engineering including ground vehicle, aerospace, off-highway, and manufacturing technology.  Coverage includes fuels and lubricants, emissions, electronics, brakes, restraint systems, engines, materials, among others.  he SAE Digital Library provides the full-text of SAE technical papers published after 1998 and abstracts for papers published after 1967.

Please Note: The SAE Digital Library requires Netscape version 6.1 or better, or Internet Explorer version 5.x or better.

b. Bepress Journals

Twelve titles in economics from the Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) were licensed for all campuses by the CDL [http://www.bepress.com].  In addition to the valuable content these journals represent, the decision to license them was influenced by a desire to support bepress’ innovative models of scholarly communication.  The CDL Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections endorsed the acquisition.

The bepress publishing model is geared toward exemplary, rapidly disseminated journals.  The centerpiece of this approach is simultaneous consideration of submissions in a “family” of peer-reviewed journals, converting the archaic sequential submission process that traditional journals employ into an efficient parallel model.  The result is a reduction in time from initial submission to final publication of over 100 weeks (standard within the economics discipline) to an average of 14 weeks.  The bepress model has been firmly embraced by the academic community. Contributors include faculty members from Harvard, Yale, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Oxford, among other prestigious institutions.

The titles include:
B.E. Journals in Macroeconomics (series title)
Frontiers of Macroeconomics
Advances in Macroeconomics
Contributions to Macroeconomics
Topics in Macroeconomics

B.E. Journals in Theoretical Economics (series title)
Frontiers of Theoretical Economics
Advances in Theoretical Economics
Contributions to Theoretical Economics
Topics in Theoretical Economics

B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis & Policy (series title)
Frontiers of Economic Analysis & Policy
Advances in Economic Analysis & Policy
Contributions to Economic Analysis & Policy
Topics in Economic Analysis & Policy