Resource Liaisons met Monday, July 26 in Oakland to discuss their charge.  Liaisons will 1) monitor technical and content performance; 2) identify enhancements that producers might make; 3) coordinate input on their respective databases from colleagues; 4) review online and vendor-provided educational material and recommend CDL educational activities for the databases; 5) communicate enhancement requests and performance failure reports to producers under the auspices of the CDL and make quarterly reports to User Services Analyst Sherry Willhite (Digital Library Services, CDL); and 6) review and compile use and other performance data.  Among the many related topics addressed, the liaisons talked about the kind of use data they would like to collect from database vendors and how such data would be useful for activities such as license renewals and collection decisions, and identifying instructional issues.  Notice of the Resource Liaison program and initial appointments appeared in the July 13, 1999 issue of CDLINFO [http://www.cdlib.org/news/cdlinfo/cdlinfo071399.html].

Below is the current list of Resource Liaisons and the databases for which they will be responsible.  Please join us in welcoming them to this important program, and thanking them in advance for their collaborative work.

Electronic journal packages:

Academic IDEAL Julia Gelfand, UCI
ACM Digital Library Fred Yuengling, UCSC
American Chemical Society Mary Ann Mahoney, UCB
American Physical Society (via AIP) Kathryn Kjaer UCI
Company of Biologists Barbara Schader, UCLA
Elsevier Karl Kocher, UCD
Highwire titles Julia Kochi, UCSF
IEEE/IEE (soon via IHS) Camille Wanat, UCB
JSTOR Sylvia Curtis, UCSB
Kluwer Julia Gelfand, UCI
Project MUSE Jim Spohrer, UCB
SIAM Deborah Kegel, UCSD
Wiley Christina Campbell, UCB

Databases, reference tools, etc.:

ABC/CLIO Ellen Broidy, UCI
Academic Universe (aka Lexis-Nexis, CIS) Linda Kennedy, UCD
AGRICOLA (COS) Steve Mitchell, UCR
Bibliography of Asian Studies Catherine Lee, UCLA
CIAO: Columbia Int’l Affairs Online Beth Sibley, UCB
COMPENDEX (EI, via Silver Platter) Michele Potter, UCR
Congressional Universe (CIS) Sherry Dedecker, UCSB
Encyclopedia Britannica Dawn Anderson, UCI
ERIC (Cambridge, Stanford, OCLC) Christina Woo, UCI
Ethnic NewsWatch Dan Tsang, UCI
Gale Associations Unlimited Sharon Baker, UCD
HarpWeek Ellen Broidy, UCI
ITER: Gateway to the Renaissance Kati Radics, UCB
LION (Chadwyck-Healey) Nancy Kushigian, UCD
MathSciNet (AMS) Ann Jensen, UCB
NLM databases (PubMed, etc.) Janice Contini, UCLA
PCI (Chadwyck-Healey) Myrtis Cochran UCB
Soc Abs (Cambridge) Sally Weimer UCSB
STAT-USA (Dept. of Commerce) Elizabeth Cowell, UCSD
Web of Science (ISI) Beth Weil, UCB

OCLC and RLG resources
One Resource Liaison for each grouping, except as noted:

*Art Resources
-Art Abstracting and Indexing resources Lorelei Tanji, UCI
-RLG – Index to 19th-Century American Art Periodicals
-RLG – Bibliography of the History of Art
-RLG – SCIPIO
-OCLC – ArtAbstracts

*Architecture
-RLG – Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals Elizabeth Byrne, UCB

*Catalogs
-RLG – SCIPIO: Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs Lyn Korenic, UCSB

*Music Judy Tsou, UCB
-OCLC – RILM Abstracts of Music Literature.

*General Article indexes and catalogs Judy Lee, UCR
-OCLC – Article1st.
-OCLC – Contents1st.
-OCLC – WorldCat.
-OCLC – OCLC Union Lists of Periodicals.
-OCLC – PapersFirst.
-OCLC – ProceedingsFirst
-RLG – Inside Information *Plus*
-RLG – RLIN Bibliographic File.
-RLG – Blackwell’s Table of Contents.
-RLG – Russian Acad. of Sciences Bibliographies Alan Urbanic, UCB

*Social Sciences & government Carol Womack, UCI
-OCLC – PAIS Intl.
-OCLC – GPO U.S. government publications.
-RLG – Chicano Database
-RLG – History of Science and Technology
-RLG – Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
-RLG – Anthropological Literature Suzanne Calpestri, UCB

* Humanities John Bloomberg-Rissman, UCR
-RLG – English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)
-RLG – FRANCIS (International humanities & social sciences)
-RLG – Hand Press Book file

*Reference Sharon Baker, UCD
-OCLC – R. R. Bowker’s Books In Print.

* Pending assignment
-OCLC – MLA