CDLINFO News: March, 2011

Fixity micro-service draft specification available

March 31, 2011  |  Category:  Curation Micro-services,Merritt,UC Curation Center (UC3)  |  Author: 

We’re at a point in Merritt development where we are creating more user-facing services, and we will be seeking public response on a more regular basis. We are now working … More

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UC-eLinks upgrades to SFX version 4

March 31, 2011  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Newsletter,UC-eLinks  |  Author: 

UC-eLinks was upgraded to Ex Libris’ SFX version 4 software on March 31, 2011. This upgrade focused on the back-end admin module, so end-users will not see any visible change. … More

EZID: A Tool for Creation and Long-Term Management of Identifiers

March 30, 2011  |  Category:  EZID,UC Curation Center (UC3)  |  Author: 

Recently our EZID service was reviewed on four points: 1. EZID represents a single point of failure, and, as such is vulnerable. 2. URLs are “a globally deployed identifier scheme” … More

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bX Recommender Trial for UC Libraries 4/11/-6/10/11

We are testing a potential new recommender service for UC-eLinks The University of California Libraries will be experimenting with a 2-month trial of bX Recommender, an academic library recommender service … More

UC Libraries Statement on E-Book Access in Libraries

March 28, 2011  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

By Ivy Anderson, Director, Collection Development & Management As the UC Libraries explore options for the increased acquisition of e-books, we reaffirm the importance of fair use and equitable access … More

DataCite Metadata Scheme update

March 28, 2011  |  Category:  EZID,UC Curation Center (UC3)  |  Author: 

The DataCite Metadata Scheme has been updated, and the schema and accompanying documentation are now available in Version 2.1. The Schema is accessible at this location: http://datacite.org/schema/datacite-metadata-v2.1.xsd. The documentation is … More

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GBS at the Crossroads: What Now, What Next?

March 26, 2011  |  Category:  Collection Development,Mass Digitization,Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

One year ago last February just days before the Google Books Settlement Fairness Hearing, I wrote a blogpost fancifully titled Hurtling Toward the Finish Line:  Should the Google Book Settlement … More

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Web Archiving Service Maintenance, Monday March 28

March 24, 2011  |  Category:  Web Archiving  |  Author: 

On Monday, March 28th the Web Archiving Service servers will undergo a scheduled maintenance.  This maintenance will require a downtime for the service between 8 am and noon on Monday.   … More

Google Books Amended Settlement Agreement Decision: UC and HathiTrust Responses

March 23, 2011  |  Category:  Collection Development,Mass Digitization,Newsletter  |  Author: 

The UC libraries have issued a statement on the March 22, 2011 federal court decision regarding the proposed Google Books Amended Settlement Agreement.  The statement is available on UC’s Reshaping … More

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CDL Technical Requirements for Vendors – Revised and Improved!

March 17, 2011  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

By Holly Eggleston, Electronic Resource Analyst An updated version of the Technical Requirements for Licensed Resources document has been posted to http://www.cdlib.org/gateways/vendors/guidelines_technical.html. The Technical Requirements document is primarily intended for … More