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Adding Tier 2 Databases to UC-eLinks

When will a Tier 2 journal package be added to the CDL instance of UC-eLinks?

1. When licensed by all 10 campuses:

The CDL will activate the target and portfolios in the CDL instance of UC-eLinks.

  • The licensing coordinator or resource liaison will provide the CDL UC-eLinks Team with a list of the journal titles and their coverage included in the Tier 2 license.
  • If a target parser needs to be written in order to incorporate the journal package into UC-eLinks, the licensing coordinator or resource liaison will provide the CDL UC-eLinks Team with a technical contact. The CDL will write the target parser and add it to all of the campus instances.

2. When licensed by fewer than 10 campuses:

The CDL will activate the target and portfolios in either the CDL or campus instances of UC-eLinks.

  • The campus coordinating the license needs to provide the CDL UC-eLinks Team with a list of the journal titles and their coverage included in the Tier 2 license.
  • If a target parser needs to be written in order to incorporate the journal package into UC-eLinks, the campus coordinating the license should provide the UC-eLinks Team with a document describing the syntax the vendor uses for linking to articles. See the linking to content section of the CDL Technical Requirements - Requirements for Database Vendors [RTF]. The CDL will write the target parser and add it to all of the campus instances.

3. When content is free:

  • Free journals requested via the process initiated by Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections and cataloged by Shared Cataloging will be activated in the CDL instance of UC-eLinks.

When will a journal package need to be added to the individual campus instances of UC-eLinks rather than to the CDL instance?

Individual campuses are responsible for activating the target and portfolios in the campus instances of UC-eLinks if the licensing coordinator or resource liaison does not provide the above information to the CDL UC-eLinks Team. Campuses can share the workload by using the export function in SFX.

Last updated: February 23, 2016
Document owner: UC-eLinks Team