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A bee’s flight and other wonders: 41,000 new items to explore on Calisphere

April 6, 2016  |  Categories:  Calisphere,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Flying bees, North Korean propaganda, and Catholicism in Los Angeles are just some of the subjects depicted in the more than 41,000 new items that have recently been added to … More

Farewell to Margery Tibbetts

March 29, 2016  |  Categories:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter,Resource Sharing,Staff News,UC-eLinks  |  Author: 

After 31 years of service, Margery Tibbetts, long time technical lead for UCe-Links and WorldCat Local, will retire from CDL, effective April 5, 2016. Margery started working in academic libraries … More

OCLC announces FirstSearch will continue as a separate service

March 24, 2016  |  Categories:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

OCLC has decided to keep FirstSearch as a separate product rather than merging it with WorldCat Discovery. The official announcement is shown below. And, OCLC’s Executive Director of End-User Services, Mike Showalter … More

Welcome Mihoko Hosoi as CDL’s New Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing

March 23, 2016  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter,Staff News  |  Author: 

Following an extensive national search, CDL’s Collection Development and Management Group is delighted to welcome Mihoko Hosoi as Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing. Mihoko will report to Collections Director Ivy … More

Melvyl transition to WorldCat Discovery is delayed

March 21, 2016  |  Categories:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Melvyl will not transition from WorldCat Local (WCL) to WorldCat Discovery (WCD) this summer. While OCLC has made significant progress, WorldCat Discovery is not yet functionally complete for Melvyl. The earliest … More

Farewell to SCP Head Adolfo Tarango

March 17, 2016  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Newsletter,Shared Cataloging,Staff News  |  Author: 

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Adolfo Tarango, Head of the Shared Cataloging Program (SCP) at UC San Diego, is leaving UC to take an exciting … More

Heather Christenson joins HathiTrust Digital Library

March 15, 2016  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Mass Digitization,Newsletter,Staff News  |  Author: 

Heather Christenson, Manager of Digital Content Development and Strategy within the CDL Collections Program, has taken a new position with HathiTrust as Program Officer for Federal Documents & Collections. … More

DMPTool Service Update: February 2016

March 15, 2016  |  Categories:  Digital Preservation (UC3),Newsletter  |  Author: 

Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities Migrations. The DMPTool application will be moving to the cloud (AWS) by the end of the month. This action will not involve any maintenance downtime. … More

UC’s Scopus database access ended January 31, 2016

March 11, 2016  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Systemwide access to the Scopus database ceased on January 31, 2016. CDL and the UC Libraries conducted extensive evaluations of the database and have concluded that current budgets do not … More

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WorldCat Discovery beta: Personal lists are more robust

March 11, 2016  |  Categories:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

This month’s WorldCat Discovery installation on March 10, 2016 included the following new features, enhancements and bug fixes. The running list of release notes can be found at http://www.cdlib.org/services/d2d/melvyl/public/. … More