CDLINFO News: Information Services

Melvyl Enhancements – August 2012

August 7, 2012  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Information Services,Newsletter,Melvyl  |  Author: 

Enhancements to the user experience in Melvyl were recently implemented by OCLC and officially rolled out during OCLC’s Sunday, August 5 install.  All improvements are listed in detail in the … More

New and Upgraded Licensed Content: AGU Digital Library Books; Congressional Hearings; NNCO; Times Digital Archive

AGU Digital Library Books (All campuses; on the AGU platform) This is a one-time CDL purchase.  Perpetual rights for 400 titles, pre-2008 through 2012 of more than 50 years … More

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) Records Now in Melvyl

As of today, July 30, 2012, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL in the catalog) bibliographic records were added to UC Berkeley’s local OPAC, Oskicat ( and will now also appear … More

Big Picture: The Latest at CDL

May 31, 2012  |  Category:  Information Services,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Looking for a current overview of what’s going on at the CDL?  Presentations and Q and A from the May 21, 2012 Users Council Meeting are now available for viewing … More


CDLers (and UCBer) in Print

UC librarians Sherri Berger (CDL), Lynn Jones (UCB) and Ellen Meltzer (CDL) have contributed a chapter to Past or Portal?  Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Special Collections and Archives, edited by … More

ProQuest New Platform to be Available; New ProQuest Training Materials

April 30, 2012  |  Category:  Collection Development,Information Services,Newsletter,Licensed Resources  |  Author: 

The new and current platforms of CDL-licensed ProQuest databases will run in parallel, beginning the week of May 6.  ProQuest currently encompasses resources on the ProQuest, CSA and Chadwyck-Healy (ChH) … More


Melvyl Central Index: Change in Language for Authentication Screen; Removal of SCIPIO

March 2, 2012  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Information Services,Newsletter,Melvyl  |  Author: 

Based on user input, CDL has made the following changes to the Melvyl Central Index Pilot with the endorsement of the Melvyl Central Index task group: 1. The language on … More

Melvyl Enhancements – February 2012

February 28, 2012  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Information Services,Newsletter,Melvyl  |  Author: 

On February 28, 2012 (12:38 PM PST), OCLC announced the roll back of the software changes installed on Feb. 26 due to some performance issues. OCLC has since announced that … More

Melvyl Enhancements – November 2011

January 31, 2012  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Information Services,Newsletter,Melvyl  |  Author: 

Several enhancements improve the user experience in Melvyl as a result of OCLC’s Sunday, November 20 install.  The improvements are shown in detail in the attached PDF.  (There are some … More

Meet Rob Valentine

January 25, 2012  |  Category:  Information Services,Newsletter,Staff News  |  Author: 

In its 2011 review, CDL was explicitly encouraged to “aggressively pursue external funding as a mechanism to fund the innovation and the delivery of more robust services to faculty and … More