Past Accomplishments:

8/96
President Atkinson announces the Library Planning and Action Initiative (LPAI), to create a framework for library development over the next 5-10 years.
12/96
LPAI Advisory Task Force holds its first meeting.
2/97
LPAI web site launched to provide current information about the Initiative and strategic projects to the UC community.
4/97
Project Muse (social sciences and humanities journals) available to UC users.
8/97
Kluwer Online (philosophy, linguistics, computer science, engineering, biosciences, business, and economics) available as a trial to UC users.
10/97
California Digital Library constituted to provide access to shared digital collections that support the University’s research and teaching missions and to offer services that facilitate access to those collections.
10/97
Richard Lucier appointed Founding University Librarian and Executive Director of the CDL.
10/97
Academic Press’s IDEAL Service available to participating UC campuses. Springer’s LINK Service available as a trial service to all UC users. Both cover the sciences.
3/98
GaleNet Encyclopedia of Associations available, providing access to information on national and international associations.
4/98
LPAI Advisory Task Force Final Report issued; Task Force dissolved.
5/98
ACM Digital Library (Association for Computing Machinery journals), SIAM Journals Online (mathematics journals), and STAT-USA (economic, business and trade information produced by the U.S. government) available.
6/98
License negotiated for access to American Chemical Society publications.

Coming:

Summer/98
Content licensing negotiations continue with IEEE, Elsevier, Kluwer Academic Publishers, JSTOR, and Springer-Verlag.
7/98
The CDL will establish a new CDL web page, “About the CDL,” to provide general information and progress reports.
7/98
The CDL will establish an interim web site, “Systemwide Planning for Libraries and Scholarly Information,” to keep the UC community and public informed about Universitywide library planning activities and initiatives, including the CDL.
7/98
Opening of the LSTA-funded Library of California – CDL Environment Project web site (the next issue of the listserv will describe this project in more detail).
1/99
CDL web site of collections and services due to open.