NOTE: The following new resources are not yet in the CDL Directory of Collections and Services; they will be added within the next 2 weeks.  You can access them directly from the URLs provided.

a. AP Photo Archive

AP Photo Archive [http://ap.accuweather.com/apphoto/], licensed by the CDL, was recommended and reviewed by the Visual Resources and social sciences bibliographer groups.  The Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections (JSCSC) recommended that the CDL fund this resource as an experiment and that in the next year it should be evaluated in order to determine whether the CDL should renew the license with campus co-investments.

The AP Photo archive differs from other resources normally licensed by the CDL in that it is primarily an instructional resource, as opposed to part of the permanent research collection of the University.   The CDL will fund the first year’s access to this file as both an experiment in handling digital photographic images and for use in student term papers, faculty research papers, web pages and power point presentations, etc.

The contents of AP Photo Archive includes Associated Press’s current-year photo report and a selection of pictures from a 50-million image print and negative library dating from 1844-present.  The archive currently contains approximately 700,000 photos, most of which are contemporary images made since late 1995.

The Archive features two databases
-International Photo Archive
-Euro/Asian Photo Archive

International Photo Archive features state, regional, and national photos from North America, as well as the best of the international photo report made since late 1995.  An average of 800 photos per day feed into the Archive, and remain there for a minimum of one year.  Specially trained indexers select the best 200 or so photos each day to save, while the remainder are eliminated from the Archive after 12 months.

The Euro/Asian Photo Archive features thousands of regional photos dating from 1995, plus a selection of historical images from Europe and Asia, some with foreign-language captions.  This database grows by about 300 photos per day. Indexers use the same criteria to select and save today’s photos.  In total, there are approximately 500,000 news photos.

The Archive’s historical collection is small, but growing.  It features historical figures, political leaders, sports greats and celebrities, as well as images from significant sports and news events of the 20th century (such as civil rights, space exploration, U.S. presidents, etc.).

The Resource Liaison for AP Photo Archive is Susan Jurist, UC San Diego.

b. Earthscape

Earthscape [http://www.earthscape.org/], produced by Columbia University Press, has been licensed by the CDL.  It covers the Earth Sciences, including Astronomy/Remote Sensing, Ecosystems and Environment, Geology and Seismology, Forestry, Meteorology and Climate, Oceanography, Paleontology, and relevant news on these topics from late 20th Century to the present.

The research tools on Earthscape include conference proceedings, seminars, lectures, and policy briefs; fully searchable databases, datasets and model systems; multi-media classroom resources; journal abstracts and selected full text articles such as full content of Earth Affairs Magazine.  In addition, Earthscape features the full text and images of books and selected chapters, arranged both by topic and by publisher.

Earthscape is a partner in the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and a recipient, along with the CDL’s eScholarship initiative, of a SPARC Scientific Communities Program grant to support innovations in scholarly communication.

c. New Wiley InterScience Titles Added; CSU Joins License Correction (see below)

The access and price benefits of the CDL’s negotiations for Wiley InterScience titles are now accruing to the California State University system, which has accepted the same favorable terms and become a party to the agreement.  All 300+ titles from Wiley InterScience are now available.  [http://www.interscience.wiley.com/].

For the UC community this means the availability of approximately 80 additional online titles to which it subscribed in connection with print subscriptions.  In addition, all campuses will have access to reference works recently made available through Wiley: Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, and soon to come the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology and others.

Correction:

The amended license agreement with Wiley InterScience does not include the following reference works: Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, and the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology.

However, Wiley has offered UC a beta test of the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology.  The testing will take place via the web in mid-October.

A list of the new titles will be made available as soon as possible.

The Resource Liaison for Wiley is Cristina Campbell, UC Berkeley.