CDLINFO News: September, 2008

Embedded Viewer for Google Books in Melvyl

September 23, 2008  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

CDL has implemented an embedded YouTube-style viewer for Google Books in a test copy of the Melvyl® Catalog.

Serials Solution Chosen as Electronic Resources Management System (ERMS)

September 22, 2008  |  Category:  Collection Development,ERMS,Newsletter  |  Author: 

After a careful evaluation, CDL has selected Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager to manage the CDL’s shared licensing activities for tier 1 and CDL-supported tier 2 resources.

Library of Congress, Internet Archive, and CDL Team Up with Middle and High Schools for Web Archiving Project

September 17, 2008  |  Category:  Digital Special Collections,Newsletter  |  Author: 

The Library of Congress, Internet Archive, and CDL are collaborating on a project to archive web sites — from the perspective of middle and high school students — with a view toward preserving and integrating primary resources into the K-12 teaching curriculum.

Calisphere – Share it with your students!

September 16, 2008  |  Category:  Calisphere,Digital Special Collections,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Now that fall has returned and UC students are streaming back to campus, it’s a good time to take another look at Calisphere with undergraduate students in mind.

Next Generation Melvyl Pilot – September Enhancements

September 12, 2008  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Based on end user comments and usability testing, OCLC has made the following enhancements to the Next Generation Melvyl Pilot supported by WorldCat Local (WCL) this month.

Springer E-Book Trial Available

September 12, 2008  |  Category:  Collection Development,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Beginning immediately through December 31st 2008, a public trial of all English-language Springer electronic books is available to UC library users via the Springer Link website.

Next Generation Melvyl Pilot Usability Findings: A Must-Read

September 10, 2008  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Newsletter  |  Author: 

The findings and recommendations summary report of the UC usability tests conducted on the Next Generation Melvyl Pilot in spring 2008 at UC Berkeley and UC Irvine is now available online at the Pilot Web site.

Andy Mardesich joins the Mass Digitization group

September 10, 2008  |  Category:  Newsletter,Staff News  |  Author: 

On Sept. 5, 2008, the Mass Digitization group welcomed Andy Mardesich as a Programmer/Analyst.

New Collections in Calisphere and the OAC: Local History Digital Resources

Over 2,000 new digitized primary resources are now available in the CDL’s Calisphere and Online Archive of California (OAC) websites as of September 2008. The collections offer unique glimpses into California local history, and were assembled by a range of institutions throughout the state.

New Collection in Calisphere and the OAC: AFL-CIO Papers and Proceedings

September 10, 2008  |  Category:  Calisphere,Digital Special Collections,Newsletter,Online Archive of California  |  Author: 

Approximately, 350 proceedings and papers dating back to 1901 from the records of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) are now available in Calisphere and the Online Archive of California (OAC).