Prompted by suggestions from many UC library staff, and with the advice and input of the Systemwide Operations and Planning Advisory Group (SOPAG), the CDL is hosting one-day sessions designed to:

  • Increase your awareness of how you and your library can best use CDL services and collections.
  • Understand how you and your library can benefit from the CDL’s role as a provider of infrastructure for local customization.
  • Deepen your awareness of shared digital library infrastructure and the advantages of and opportunities for sharing technology, expertise, and effort.

All sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. (coffee available at 9:30 a.m.) and end at 3:30 p.m.; a box lunch will be provided.

The program will be of interest to a broad range of staff.  All Users Council members are invited. SOPAG will follow their procedures in nominating other participants.  Campus SOPAG representatives or their designees will send nominations to the CDL by May 10.


Each topic will include an overview, current status, campus perspective where possible, and a brief question and answer period.

Welcome and introduction to the day’s themes
CDL University Librarian Daniel Greenstein

Theme 1: Building shared services — tools that campuses can customize to provide services; introduced by Laine Farley.

  • Metasearch Infrastructure Project; Scholar’s Box
  • Access Integration Toolkit
  • UC-eLinks
  • Preservation Program


Theme 2: Building collections — building and integrating content from across UC; introduced by Robin Chandler.

  • OAC/MOAC Update
  • Image Demonstrator Project

Theme 3: Scholarly communication — influencing scholarly communication processes and offering alternative forms of publication; introduced by John Ober.

  • UC Library program to change scholarly communication
  • eScholarship Repository and other activities

Open microphone and Q&A

During breaks, CDL staff will be available to speak about other CDL projects, such as:

  • Decision tool(s) for shared serials selection
  • Shared cataloging program
  • Shared digital collection priorities; de-selection of SCAP databases
  • Melvyl Catalog
  • Request/VDX
  • Counting California
  • Documenting the American West