On behalf of the UC community, the CDL purchased netLibrary files for almost 1500 University of California Press titles. The books will join other UC Press titles available in XML through the eScholarship program (http://texts.cdlib.org/ucpress/).  Titles will be released in stages, beginning with 500 books in October 2002.

All faculty, staff, and students at UC will have access to the titles, with the exception of a few that UC Press is temporarily withholding from the program.  Three hundred of the titles, which are out of print, will be available to the general public, along with the 66 titles currently available.

These titles represent about one-third of the UC Press backlist and cover a range of topics in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.  The URL for each title will appear in Melvyl along with the rest of the cataloging information for that book.  All text will be fully searchable.

The release of these electronic titles represents another element of the continuing partnership between the CDL and UC Press.