a. Index of Christian Art (Judith Herschman, UCLA)
Sharon Farb, Digital Licensing Librarian (UCLA) and Judith Herschman, Art Librarian (UCLA) representing the UC Art Librarians Group have completed a Tier 2 license for Index of Christian Art [http://uclibs.org/PID/9563]

Six campuses are participating: UCB, UCSB, UCSC, UCLA, UCI, UCSD

Index of Christian Art is a database of medieval art with records for over 23,000 works of art dating from early apostolic times to A.D. 1400. It contains images, iconographic and bibliographic information.

b. HarpWeek Reconstruction and Gilded Age Segments
Building on the contract originally negotiated by the CDL with HarpWeek, the campuses purchased sufficient subscriptions to HarpWeek’s Reconstruction for that portion of the HarpWeek database to become a system-wide resource.

Once again, a number of UC campuses purchased all segments of the Gilded Age (Segments I-VI), providing the opportunity for the CDL to purchase the final subscription that opens the Gilded Age to all UC campuses. On the recommendation of the Joint Steering Committee, the CDL has licensed all Gilded Age segments [http://uclibs.org/PID/1554].

UC campuses now all have access to all segments of the HarpWeek Database, including:
The Civil War Era: 1857 – 1865
Reconstruction I: 1866 -1871
Reconstruction II: 1872 – 1877
Gilded Age I: 1878 – 1883
Gilded Age II: 1884 – 1889
Gilded Age III: 1890 – 1895
Gilded Age IV: 1896 – 1901
Gilded Age V: 1902 – 1907
Gilded Age VI: 1908 – 1912

The last three segments are currently accessed through the use of Searchable Full-text (coupled with full page images). The Thesaurus-based indexing is being completed at the rate of about one volume (year) per month, scheduled for completion in 2003.

Access to all segments is available via full-text searching. Full-text searching also allows you to restrict your search to words in particular categories, such as editorials, cartoons, advertising, or illustrations – or to carry out a compound proximity search. Once you have chosen the text in ASCII, it also provides the user an option to see the article in context of the whole page, either in ASCII or as a page image (complete with illustrations, of course).

The Thesaurus-based index search option will provide access to the first six segments of the database, and will continually by updated as the years are completed.