Once again, we would like to remind UC Library staff and others to use the pre-release of the CDL Web site and to send us comments and suggestions.  The pre-release is available at http://www2.cdlib.org/.  The opening of the California Digital Library, by publicly releasing the Web site, is currently planned for January 19, 1999.

The pre-release reorganizes and updates the information in the current web site (http://www.cdlib.org), and provides a preview version of the browsable and searchable Directory of Collections and Services.  It provides unified access to electronic journals, databases, and finding aids in the Online Archive of California, plus descriptions of services.  It complements the Melvyl Catalog and the many abstracting and indexing databases by directing users to those resources, to electronic journals, and to other resources.  The Directory will be collaboratively maintained and will permit a “campus view” of available digital resources at the user’s choice.  (See the Directory’s User Guide at the pre-release site for more information.)  Specific views, including subject-based views, can also be created for a particular library’s “entrance” to the CDL.

If you are able, take some time this month to review this web site and to send comments and questions to the CDL via the online feedback form available from every page on the site.