a. Safari Tech Books Online

Safari Tech Books Online negotiations were completed by Julia Gelfand at UCI. Six participating campuses will pay an annual subscription fee and share 15 simultaneous user ports for the IT collection: Berkeley, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, and Santa Cruz.

Safari Tech Books Online offers an exclusive collection of highly acclaimed reference content from a premier IT publisher, O’Reilly & Associates, Inc.  New titles are available in Safari Tech Books Online even before they appear in print.  There are 119 books in the initial UC collection.  New O’Reilly books will be added automatically as they are published during the contract year, September 2003 through August 2004.

The URL for participating campuses is:
http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com/ <ENTER ISBN>

b. NewsBank
On the recommendation of the Joint Steering Committee and several bibliographer groups, CDL signed a license agreement for annual access to NewsBank’s WebNews for all campuses except UC San Francisco and UC Riverside.

WebNews <http://www.uclibs.org/PID/23120> is an online resource that provides full-text access to 269 individual newspaper titles, including 47 California titles.  WebNews includes the full text of all staff-written news features (excluding Tasini copyright related articles), special interest stories, editorials, daily columns, and letters to the editor, sports reports, community events, and more.  WebNews is ideal for tracking information at the state, national and international levels.  Each title includes what is considered as the “electronic edition of record”.  Updates are available the next day after publication (24 hrs.).

CDL would like to thank Elliot Kanter at UC San Diego for his research and input during the trial review stage.