CDLINFO News: Newsletter

New Tier 2 Licensed Resource – Chinese Databases (Classic Ancient Books & Local Records)

October 14, 2015  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Eight campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, and Santa Barbara) began participation in a Tier 2 opportunity for access to the Database of Chinese Classic … More


ScienceDirect to discontinue support of Internet Explorer 8

October 9, 2015  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Elsevier/ScienceDirect is following Microsoft’s directive to focus support on newer, officially-supported IE browser versions. Microsoft announced in 2014 that, as of January 2016, it would only support the most recent … More

CDL Interim Leadership Named

October 8, 2015  |  Category:  Newsletter,Staff News,UC Libraries News  |  Author: 

Yesterday, Susan Carlson, UCOP’s Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Programs, issued a formal announcement (below) regarding the California Digital Library’s interim leadership.   October 7, 2015 I am … More

EZID Service Update: September 2015

October 2, 2015  |  Category:  EZID,Infrastructure Services,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities EZID Lead Architect John Kunze participated in the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications in Sao Paulo Brazil and presented … More

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CDL Transitions: The Arch Wherethro’ Gleams that Untravell’d World

October 2, 2015  |  Category:  Newsletter  |  Author: 

On September 30th, CDL said a poignant farewell to Laine Farley as she headed into a well-earned retirement after nine years at the helm of the CDL.  As CDL’s longest … More


Meet Alana Miller — CDL’s new UX Content Strategist

October 1, 2015  |  Category:  Newsletter,Staff News,User Experience Design  |  Author: 

CDL is happy to welcome Alana Miller as our new UX Content Strategist. Alana is a content strategist interested in the intersections between information, design, and discovery. Originally an aspiring … More

WorldCat Discovery beta: Personal Lists; Importing Lists from

September 25, 2015  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

This month’s WorldCat Discovery installation on September 25, 2015 included the following new features, enhancements and bug fixes. The running list of release notes can be found at … More

Melvyl’s Central Index is expanding

September 25, 2015  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

CDL will now activate CDL-managed Tier 2 databases in Melvyl’s Central Index. This was the recommendation of the Melvyl Configuration and Electronic Resources Project Team, and the Council of University … More

Shared Cataloging Program (SCP) Monthly Update: September 2015

September 24, 2015  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter,Shared Cataloging  |  Author: 

The first set of records for two new monographic packages were sent out last month, for Business Expert Press and for the Oxford Literature Handbooks. Business Expert Press promotes … More

NewsBank Interface Upgrade

September 24, 2015  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter,Resource Liaisons  |  Author: 

NewsBank recently released interface chances for the Access World News and America’s News Magazines databases — Enhancements include: Searching • More navigators by which the content can be explored … More