CDLINFO News: Collection Development

Call for WEST Cycle 6 (2016/17) Statistics is Underway – extended deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017

October 2, 2017  |  Category:  WEST  |  Author: 

WEST Cycle 6 statistics gathering is well underway! Thank you to everyone who has responded to our call – we greatly appreciate it. Following each cycle, WEST collects deselection, archiving, … More

WEST Webinar: The Why and How of Submitting Unarchived Holdings Files

September 28, 2017  |  Category:  WEST  |  Author: 

In the beginning of September, the WEST Project Team sent out a request for unarchived holdings data from Full Members, which will inform the coming round of collections analysis determining … More

Annual Collection Comparison Reports for Cycle 6 now available in AGUA

September 28, 2017  |  Category:  WEST  |  Author: 

At the end of August, the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) announced that the sixth archiving cycle is complete and the Cycle 6/2017 collection comparison reports are available to full … More

Chan Li Moves to UC Berkeley

September 28, 2017  |  Category:  Collection Development,Newsletter,Staff News  |  Author: 

Chan has accepted the position of the Assessment Program Librarian at UC Berkeley. Her last day at CDL will be Friday, October 6th.  Interestingly, Chan started at CDL exactly … More

SCP Monthly Update, September 2017

September 7, 2017  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter,Shared Cataloging  |  Author: 

SCP has posted the distribution statistics report for the month of August. This monthly report shows net increase or decrease of titles from CDL licensed and selected open access … More

Digitization at the speed of light: 6,000 photos of sci-fi history now on Calisphere

August 29, 2017  |  Category:  Calisphere,Digital Special Collections,Mass Digitization,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Almost 6,000 newly digitized photos of science fiction and fantasy conventions, held by UC Riverside, are now available on Calisphere. See collection. The photos depict the World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”) … More

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Need to Weed? WEST Webinar: On Demand Collection Comparison Report

August 28, 2017  |  Category:  WEST  |  Author: 

On August 2nd and 9th, the WEST Project Team hosted two webinars aimed to support members in WEST archiving activities and the use of decision support services. The webinars featured … More

WEST Cycle 6 Disclosures Complete

August 28, 2017  |  Category:  WEST  |  Author: 

In July, WEST Archive Holders and Builders completed disclosures of archived materials for Cycle 6. The WEST Project team received 34 disclosure files. Overall, we estimate that Cycle 6 archiving … More

Compendex has a new look

August 28, 2017  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

In August, Compendex (on the Engineering Village platform) launched an updated interface, refreshed to improve usability.  According to the vendor’s information, “the new user interface will keep all the current … More

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Update Delivered at ALA Annual 2017 WEST Member Meeting

August 28, 2017  |  Category:  WEST  |  Author: 

WEST members met during the June ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Over 20 representatives of WEST member institutions were able to attend – hailing from California to Missouri. During the … More