On September 21, the Request service will be extended to all UC Undergraduates.  Undergraduates may request 5 items per day from the Melvyl Catalog and a combined total of 5 items from all other abstracting and indexing databases (Faculty and Graduate Students may submit up to 20 requests from each).

Other system enhancements take effect as well, notably real-time checking of patron status (with the exception of UCSB where the patron files are updated on a daily basis, m-f) and the addition of a user-selected option to ask for an email copy of the confirmation of requested items.

Note: PE, NEWS, and databases with “@” in the name are currently not available for Request.

Descriptive documents have been updated to reflect the most recent changes to the Request service (available on the Libstaff Outreach Materials page:  http://www.cdlib.org/libstaff/comm/outreach/#tools).  The documents include:

  • Library Staff Briefing Notes: detailed description of the Request Service (including background information, recent changes and future plans)
  • Adaptable Description of Request: text for campus library staff to incorporate into locally produced promotional and descriptive materials

In addition, the Request User Guide has been updated – see: http://www.cdlib.org/services/info_services/instruct/