What’s happening with WorldCat Local, FirstSearch & WorldCat Discovery?

June 4, 2015  |  Categories:  Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

The WorldCat Discovery beta launched in April 30, 2014 and is currently slated to conclude at the end of July 2015. WorldCat Discovery merges WorldCat Local and FirstSearch on a … More

CDL Welcomes Stephanie Simms!

June 3, 2015  |  Categories:  Digital Preservation (UC3),Newsletter,Staff News  |  Author: 

Meet Stephanie Simms, CDL’s new DMPTool service manager and UC3 Research Data Specialist. Stephanie spent the past ten months at the UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library as a CLIR … More

Melvyl Central Index Update – Modern Language Open collection temporarily removed

June 1, 2015  |  Categories:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Liverpool University Press has sent OCLC the incorrect data for this collection, and OCLC is working with them to correct and reload the data.  In the meantime, OCLC is … More

EZID Service Update: May 2015

June 1, 2015  |  Categories:  EZID,Infrastructure Services,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities This month, we made the move to the “cloud-based infrastructure” mentioned in last month’s update. EZID is now hosted on Amazon Web … More

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CDL Staff in Print – Joan Starr and John Kratz in PeerJ

May 28, 2015  |  Categories:  Digital Preservation (UC3),EZID,Infrastructure Services,Newsletter,Staff News  |  Author: 

Joan Starr, EZID Service Manager, and John Kratz, a CLIR/DLF Data Curation Fellow, along with a number of collaborators, published an article entitled “Achieving human and machine accessibility of cited … More

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New Tier 2 Licensed Resource – Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911~1949)

May 26, 2015  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Four campuses (Irvine, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Diego) began participation in a Tier 2 opportunity for access to the Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911~1949) Series 1-9. I, … More


Shared Cataloging Program (SCP) Monthly Update: May 2015

May 26, 2015  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter,Shared Cataloging  |  Author: 

The major monograph distributions were for Naxos (902 titles), YBP/Ebrary DDA (284 titles), Wiley (249 titles), IEEE (178 titles), Harvard University Press (134 titles), Open Access (67 titles), and CRC … More

WorldCat Discovery beta: Linked Author Names & Subject Facet

May 14, 2015  |  Categories:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities This month’s WorldCat Discovery installation on May 7, 2015 included the following new features & enhancements. The running list of release notes can be … More

UC Systemwide Licensed Content Video Series

May 14, 2015  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Are you curious about how electronic information resources are licensed systemwide for access by users at campuses throughout  the University of California?  How are resources selected, paid for, activated, monitored … More

WEST member meeting at ALA Annual in San Francisco: Please RSVP if you plan to attend

May 11, 2015  |  Category:  WEST  |  Author: 

The ALA Annual WEST Member Meeting is happening on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Hotel Nikko San Francisco (in the Golden Gate room). Please RSVP to our poll … More