In its role to identify appropriate mechanisms for developing CDL shared content to serve UC instructional and research programs, the Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections (JSC) conducts surveys of UC subject selector (bibliographer) groups annually.  The responses to the 2002 JSC surveys are now available online at: [http://www.cdlib.org/libstaff/sharedcoll/protected/jscsurveys/] [password needed; contact cdl@www.cdlib.org]
[You can also get to the current and previous surveys from the JSC page at: http://www.cdlib.org/groups/jsc/ where the links to survey data are in the second half of the page.]

The JSC has created a summary table (7 pages) of the commercially available files recommended this year at [http://www.cdlib.org/libstaff/sharedcoll/protected/jscsurveys/cdl20021.rtf] [password needed; contact cdl@www.cdlib.org]

Subject selectors from UC’s nine campuses assist the JSC by identifying the rich variety of resources in each discipline that benefit faculty, students, and scholars throughout the system. Recommendations include electronic journals, abstracting and indexing data, web sites, and multimedia resources addressing all formats metadata, full-text, images, numeric data, geospatial data, etc. from all sources.

Recommendations may be updated at any time as new resources are identified.

For background that provides context for the surveys and more detail on the survey process, please see:
http://www.cdlib.org/groups/jsc/surveys/ [password needed; contact cdl@www.cdlib.org]

From the surveys, the JSC identifies and recommends to the CDL those resources that should be considered a high priority for acquisition.  From the JSC recommendations, the CDL develops its work plan for the new academic year.  CDL Work Plans are posted on the CDL Documents web page (password-protected) at: http://www.cdlib.org/groups/jsc/ .