CDL Job Opening: Senior Software Developer

April 22, 2019  |  Categories:  Publishing & Special Collections,Staff News  |  Author: 

As a senior level applications programmer in the Publishing & Special Collections group at the California Digital Library, this position is responsible for the technical architecture, operations, and continued evolution … More

Save the Date! WEST Member Meeting during ALA Annual – Sunday, June 23 from 1-2:30pm ET

April 21, 2019  |  Categories:  Shared Print,WEST  |  Author: 

The WEST Member Meeting for ALA Annual 2019 in Washington, DC is scheduled for Sunday, June 23, from 1:00 – 2:30pm. Please join us to hear brief program updates and … More

WorldCat Discovery beta: Improved filtering for author names on brief results

April 17, 2019  |  Categories:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

The WorldCat Discovery installation on April 17, 2019 included the following new features and enhancements. The running list of release notes can be found at (Note that many of … More

Personal Lists are available in WorldCat Discovery

April 17, 2019  |  Categories:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Personal Lists are a much used feature of WorldCat Local (WCL) and UC campus librarians made their feelings clear that this feature needed to be available in WorldCat Discovery (WCD) … More

New Tier 2 Resource: China Data Online is back!

April 16, 2019  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Previously, China Data Online was a Tier 2 license with the University of Michigan’s China Data Center (CDC). Unexpectedly, in September 2018, UM’s China Data Center closed its doors; access … More


New Resource: Biochemical Society Journals on Portland Press platform

April 11, 2019  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Five campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco) began participation in a Tier 2 opportunity for access to the front file (2017- ) of five of the … More


BagIt celebrates twin milestones

April 11, 2019  |  Categories:  Infrastructure Services,Newsletter  |  Author: 

If two digital archives have been exchanging digital content in the past five years, chances are they were using “BagIt”, a file packaging format that’s extremely popular in cultural … More

Access discontinued to OCLC’s CAMIO database

April 11, 2019  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Per information from OCLC email… OCLC discontinued access to the CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) database for WorldCat Local and FirstSearch/WorldCat Discovery subscribers on 31 December 2018. The … More


Cambridge University Press and the University of California Agree to Open Access Publishing Deal

April 10, 2019  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Newsletter,Press Releases,UC Libraries News  |  Author: 

Agreement is UC’s first with a major publisher and Cambridge’s first in the Americas The University of California and Cambridge University Press have entered into a transformative agreement that … More

Exploring innovations in history: architecture, television, travel — new collections made available through LSTA!

April 5, 2019  |  Categories:  Calisphere,Newsletter,Publishing & Special Collections,Special Collections  |  Author: 

New collection highlights Calisphere continues to grow, not only in size but also in breadth with new collections providing insight into innovations in architecture, television, and travel. UC Santa … More