CDLINFO News: Collection Development

Strategic Planning for WEST beyond 2016; Achieving Sustainability

June 10, 2014  |  Category:  WEST  |  Author: 

The WEST Executive Committee and Operations and Collections Council convened in person in Oakland, CA on June 3rd to initiate a strategic planning process to achieve sustainability by 2016, when … More

Working with Resource Vendors on Web Accessibility

June 3, 2014  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

UC Berkeley Web Accessibility Evangelist and chair of UC’s Electronic Accessibility Leadership Team (EALT), Lucy Greco serves on a working group to improve the accessibility of Elsevier’s products.   Elsevier ScienceDirect … More

Upcoming WEST Meeting at ALA Annual Reminder: Please RSVP if you plan to attend

May 29, 2014  |  Category:  WEST  |  Author: 

The ALA Annual WEST Member Meeting is happening on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 1-2:30 pm in LVCC-N120. Thank you to everyone who has already RSVP’d. If you haven’t RSVP’d … More

Shared Cataloging Program (SCP) Monthly Update: May 2014

May 28, 2014  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter,Shared Cataloging  |  Author: 

Our past month’s distributions for monographs included titles for Open Access (1195 titles), SuperStar (640 titles), Springer (345 titles), CRC Press (288 titles), Apabi (113 titles), IEEE (76 titles), Wiley … More

New Licensed Resource: TAIR

May 22, 2014  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

TAIR Nine UC Campuses (all except UCSF) entered a Tier 2 agreement to become among the first institutional subscribers to The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR). Arabidopsis thaliana is … More


UC Special Collections Highlighted

In a news article on the University of California website, UC archival collections are highlighted across the campuses. States the article, “While there’s no other band like the Grateful Dead, … More

HathiTrust – April Update

May 20, 2014  |  Category:  Mass Digitization,Newsletter  |  Author: 

      Highlights from April’s HathiTrust Update: HathiTrust is seeking nominations for the User Support Working Group. The group is looking to add up to two new members who have … More

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WEST Strategic Planning Meeting June 3rd

May 12, 2014  |  Category:  Newsletter,Shared Print,WEST  |  Author: 

The WEST Executive Committee and Operations & Collections Council will meet on June 3 in Oakland, California to plan for subsequent WEST phases. The goals of WEST’s strategic planning this … More

Embed with HathiTrust: Putting Digital Books in Your Users’ Path

May 8, 2014  |  Category:  Mass Digitization,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Did you know that it’s easy to embed HathiTrust books in your website? You can embed any public domain book into HTML code.  Follow the instructions on the HathiTrust website or simply … More

WEST assessment survey a success!

April 30, 2014  |  Category:  Shared Print,WEST  |  Author: 

The “WEST Phase 2 Assessment Survey 2014” ran from March 5, 2014 through March 24, 2014. Thank you to all participants! We received a very good response rate, with a … More