a. eScholarship Repository Journal, San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science Now Available

The first eScholarship Repository peer-reviewed journal, San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science (SFEWS) (<http://repositories.cdlib.org/jmie/sfews> ), is now available. Repository journals are free and available to any Internet user.

SFEWS is published by the John Muir Institute of the Environment at UC Davis for the San Francisco Bay-Delta Science Consortium.  It features peer-reviewed research on the science and ecology of the San Francisco Bay, Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, and upstream watersheds.  The first issue focuses on San Francisco Estuary tidal wetlands restoration.

The eScholarship Repository (http://repositories.cdlib.org/escholarship/ ) offers UC departments, centers, and research units direct control over creation and dissemination of the full range of scholarly output, from pre-publication materials through journals and peer-reviewed series.  The faculty unit is responsible for the review, selection, and deposit of content, including editorial support for journals.  The CDL is providing the repository infrastructure in response to expressed interest in experimentation with new forms of scholarly communication.

Complete information on eScholarship Repository journals and peer-reviewed series is available at http://repositories.cdlib.org/escholarship/about.html .

b. Counting California – New Content

The Counting California project team is pleased to announce the release of the following new content on Counting California:

1. Census 2000 Summary File 4

Census of Population and Housing, Census 2000, Summary File 4 from the U.S. Census Bureau is now available.  The release of Census 2000, Summary File 4 is the fourth dataset added to Counting California from the Census Bureau’s Census 2000 series. Summary File 4 provides population and housing data on such diverse topics as marital status; grandparents as caregivers; language and ability to speak English; ancestry; place of birth; citizenship status, and year of entry; migration; place of work; journey to work (commuting); school enrollment and educational attainment; vehicles available; value of home; monthly rent; shelter costs; and more.

2. Markup Data Dictionary (mudd) Available

XML markup of the U.S. Census data dictionary for Census 2000 Summary File 4 and Census 2000 Summary File 3 are now available on Counting California.  There are two XML markups, mudd (markup data dictionary) and momudd (more than mudd XML) for viewing and downloading.  In addition, the pdf file of the U.S. Census data dictionary for these studies are available.

We anticipate that more Counting California titles will soon be available to the public.