Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • We hosted a webinar on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 to highlight a number of new enhancements now in production:
    1. public access to designated collections and objects
    2. integration with the CDL-developed eXtensible Text Framework (XTF), allowing for depositors to create tailored portals to designated public access collections
    3. streamlining of the Merritt administrative and submission interface
    4. support for Dublin Core XML metadata records, and
    5. support for click-through use agreements for designated public access collections.

    The webinar recording and slides are available at http://www.cdlib.org/services/uc3/uc3webinars.html.

  • We have been experiencing slow response times in the past few weeks, and occasionally the system has been unavailable as a result. We apologize for the inconvenience.  In response to these problems, we have been implementing a number of upgrades to Merritt’s core infrastructure, to further optimize indexing and search/browse processes. We are also optimizing processes to support downloading of large objects. These upgrades should be available in the next few weeks and response times should improve noticeably as a result.
  • Additional work in progress is summarized on our UC3 Curation Wiki:
    https://confluence.ucop.edu/display/Curation/Merritt+Enhancements+and+Developments.

Merritt Service Description
Merritt is a production level service that provides the UC community with an easy to use tool to manage, archive, and share their content. Content can be deposited and managed via a user-interface or an API.

Merritt Service Managers
Perry Willett perry.willett@ucop.edu and Adrian Turner adrian.turner@ucop.edu or uc3@ucop.edu.

Merritt Training Materials, Guides, FAQs and Webinars
More information about Merritt is available at http://www.cdlib.org/services/uc3/merritt or by sending an inquiry to uc3@ucop.edu.

See also Merritt webinars: http://www.cdlib.org/services/uc3/uc3webinars.html

Service Monitoring and Availability
Check Merritt’s system status page http://www.cdlib.org/contact/system.html