Announcing a new strategic plan for UC Shared Print

January 17, 2014  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Newsletter,Shared Print  |  Author: 

The Shared Print Strategic Plan 2013-2018 includes a new set of goals and strategies for advancing the development shared collections. Highlights include a revised scope of collaboration for shared print … More

New OAC feature: support for publication of supplemental PDF guides

Last year, we released a new tool for the Online Archive of California (OAC) called RecordEXPRESS. This tool made it even easier for OAC contributors to create collection guides using … More

HathiTrust – December 2013 Update

January 13, 2014  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Discovery & Delivery,Mass Digitization,Newsletter  |  Author: 

HathiTrust highlights for the month of December include the following: An update on the Executive Director Search Approval of HathiTrust’s 2014 budget and fees An arrangement to preserve and … More


Licensed Resource Transition: Access Medicine

January 8, 2014  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Access Medicine (Tier 2 with UCB, UCD, UCI, UCLA, UCR, UCSD, and UCSF participating; on the McGraw-Hill Platform) Access Medicine has moved to a new web platform with a … More


Shared Cataloging Program (SCP) Monthly Update: December 2013

January 8, 2014  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter,Shared Cataloging  |  Author: 

The major journal package distributions for November were for Open Access (373 tiles), EBSCO (48 titles), JSTOR (35 titles), Project Muse (28 titles), and LexisNexis Academic (27 titles). For monographs, … More

Melvyl Central Index Update – Changes for 2014

January 8, 2014  |  Categories:  Discovery & Delivery,Licensed Resources,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

It’s January 2014, and time for the biannual addition of new databases released by OCLC to Melvyl’s Central Index.  As of this January, we are making a minor change to … More

Happy Holidays from the WEST Project Team!

December 23, 2013  |  Category:  WEST  |  Author: 

We wish you and your staff a very happy holiday season and peaceful, prosperous new year!

Managing the Print Archiving Process: Answering a Call for Holdings

December 20, 2013  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Shared Print,WEST  |  Author: 

In November, we looked at how WEST Archive Builders manage and build print archives for silver and gold archive types (click here for a refresher). As part of this archive building process, … More

CDL office closure Dec. 20, 2013 PM – Jan. 1, 2014

December 20, 2013  |  Categories:  Newsletter,Staff News  |  Author: 

This year, UC’s Office of the President, including the California Digital Library (CDL), will be officially closed during the Winter and New Year holiday periods from Friday, December 20, 2013 … More

Licensed Resource Transitions: Art Source; Education Source; Lion

December 16, 2013  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Art Source (All campuses; on the EBSCOHost platform) Art Source was developed from a merger of several EBSCO and H.W. Wilson art and architecture databases, with additional full-text journals … More