For the seven participating campuses (UCB [incl LBL], UCD, UCI, UCLA, UCM, UCR, UCSD), Morgan & Claypool (M&C) Publishers Synthesis Series (http://www.morganclaypool.com/page/browseLbS.jsp) has begun making its ninth collection of lectures available online. The basic component of the library is a 50 to 100-page electronic book that synthesizes an important research or development topic, authored by a prominent contributor to the field. These Lectures offer unique value to the reader by providing more synthesis, analysis, and depth than typical research journal articles. They are also more modular and dynamic than traditional print or digital handbooks, such as collected volumes and monographs, more like a short book on a focused issue or topic.

Records for individual titles are cataloged and distributed to the campuses as they become available. The first 19 records for series nine lectures were recently distributed to campuses and the full list is noted at https://www.morganclaypool.com/page/coll_nine and can be used as textbooks and offers concurrent usage and no DRM. Many UC authors are represented.

For more information about this Morgan & Claypool release, both available and forthcoming, please contact the Resource Liaison, Julia Gelfand (jgelfand@uci.edu).

New Synthesis Series Nine lectures include:

Answering Queries Using Views, Second Edition / Synthesis Lectures on Data Management
Natural Corrosion Inhibitors / Synthesis Lectures on Mechanical Engineering
C Dynamic Stability and Control of Tripped and Untripped Vehicle Rollover / Synthesis Lectures on Advances in Automotive Technology