CDLINFO News: March, 2007

Welcome to CDLINFO!

March 30, 2007  |  Category:  Newsletter,Technology,User Experience Design  |  Author: 

Welcome to the new and improved CDLINFO. Written primarily for University of California librarians and staff, this electronic newsletter provides updates about California Digital Library projects, initiatives, and newly available … More

CDL recruiting for Shared Print Manager

March 30, 2007  |  Category:  Newsletter,Shared Print  |  Author: 

The California Digital Library (CDL) seeks an innovative and proactive Manager of Shared Print to plan and oversee projects that allow the University of California libraries to share and coordinate printed collections.

Shared Print is a major collaborative effort of the 10 campuses of the University of California (UC) designed to enable the UC libraries to meet the complex information needs of an outstanding faculty and student body in the 21st century through creative and effective sharing of printed materials.  The Shared Print program assumes a leadership role in planning sustainable systems for millions of printed library materials, develops mechanisms for effective and creative resource sharing, and provides a focus for the development of strategies and initiatives that guide the University’s libraries through the transition to a more collaborative approach to building and sustaining library collections.

JARDA Site Re-Designed

March 22, 2007  |  Category:  Newsletter,Special Collections  |  Author: 

The Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives (JARDA) was recently re-designed and updated to be an integral part of the Calisphere Web site. JARDA’s more than 10,000 government and personal photographs, official documents, transcribed oral histories, paintings, diaries, and other primary sources bring you inside the story of Japanese American incarceration during World War II.

Interim Resource Liaison Coordinator

March 22, 2007  |  Category:  Collection Development,Newsletter,Resource Liaisons,Staff News  |  Author: 

As many of you know, Heather Christenson, who has served as Resource Liaison Coordinator at the CDL since 2002, has recently assumed the role of CDL Project Manager for the UC implementation of Verde, the electronic resource management system from Ex Libris. With this new challenge, the Resource Liaison program must reluctantly bid Heather a fond farewell.

Melvyl Software/Hardware Upgrades

March 22, 2007  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Newsletter  |  Author: 

The Melvyl Catalog version 16.2 of the software is now projected to be released in late summer 2007. Work has been ongoing at the CDL to install copies of the software in multiple environments (development, staging, production); convert the user interface; reindex the catalog; and run quality assurance (QA) tests.

Metasearch Infrastructure Project: Update

March 22, 2007  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Newsletter  |  Author: 

The Metasearch Infrastructure Project seeks to develop a robust set of tools for crafting tailored search interfaces to diverse information resources for specific audiences and/or purposes. For additional background information, including previous updates.

Update (The metasearch infrastructure project is no longer active.   See: []

New Nature Journals Available

March 22, 2007  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

By Teri Vogel (UC San Diego), Resource Liaison for Nature journals The UC campuses now have access to the newest titles in the growing collection of Nature Publishing Group (NPG) … More

2005 Annual Usage Statistics Report Available

March 22, 2007  |  Category:  Collection Development,Newsletter,Usage Statistics  |  Author: 

Selective Tier One and Tier Two journal and database usage statistics for calendar year 2005 are now available on the Inside CDL website at There are two reports included: … More