CDLINFO News: Information Services

Melvyl Enhancements – August 2011

August 24, 2011  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Information Services,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Melvyl Enhancements – August 2011 Several enhancements improve the user experience in Melvyl as a result of OCLC’s Sunday, August 21 install.  The improvements are shown in detail in this … More

UC Librarians in Print – UC Library Homepages

June 24, 2011  |  Category:  Information Services,Newsletter,Staff News,User Experience Design  |  Author: 

“Academic library Web sites are complex mixes of information gateways and links to resources and services. Hours, staff directories, research guides, room reservation systems, catalogs, databases, and donor information are … More

New Melvyl WCL Web Pages – Logos, FAQ and More

June 1, 2011  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Information Services,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

The CDL has launched new Web pages for Melvyl, supported by WorldCat Local, available at http://cdlib.org/services/d2d/melvyl/  Versions of the new campus logos are linked from this page in Web-friendly, print-friendly, … More

Important Next Generation Melvyl Pilot Enhancements – May, 2011

May 18, 2011  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Information Services,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Please read the following notes very carefully—there are several important pieces of information that will impact our Melvyl WCL service now and in the future.  Those items which impact the … More

Moving Forward with Next Generation Melvyl

April 18, 2011  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Information Services,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

The Next Generation Melvyl Executive Team (Karen Butter, UCSF [Chair]; Luc Declerck, UCSD [Implementation Team], Laine Farley, CDL; Patricia Martin, CDL [Chair, Implementation Team] and Gary Strong, UCLA) and Implementation Team … More

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-eLinks “Logon to your campus proxy or VPN” alert is helping users

January 24, 2011  |  Category:  Information Services,Newsletter,UC-eLinks  |  Author: 

A new feature implemented by the UC-eLinks team in July 2010 is making a huge difference — it’s a special UC-eLinks’ alert that tells users to logon to their campus … More

HathiTrust WorldCat Local Discovery Tool

January 18, 2011  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Information Services,Mass Digitization,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Today, OCLC and HathiTrust announced the release of a WorldCat Local-based interface for the HathiTrust Digital Library, currently containing more than 4 million records.  The discovery interface is available at … More

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ProQuest Transition Delayed for UC

December 13, 2010  |  Category:  Information Services,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

ProQuest databases are beginning a transition to a new platform beginning in January 2011; however, CDL will not activate the new platform until a later date.  In CDL and Resource … More

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Let’s be consistent: Best Practices for UC Library Home Pages

November 29, 2010  |  Category:  Information Services,Newsletter,User Experience Design  |  Author: 

UC Heads of Public Services (HOPS) appointed a task force to examine best practices for UC library home pages so that our users experience a consistently clear (and common) understanding … More