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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 coordinator (Margery Tibbetts) 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 coordinator with a technical contact. The CDL will write the target parser and add it to all of the campus instances (and share the software and setup with UC Davis who is running its own SFX server).

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 coordinator (Margery Tibbetts) with 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 coordinator 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 (and share the software and setup with UC Davis who is running its own SFX server).

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 coordinator. Campuses can share the workload by using the export function in SFX.

Last updated: December 14, 2012
Document owner: UC-eLinks Team