CDLINFO News: May, 2008

Calisphere and iPods in the Classroom: New technology brings California history to life

May 30, 2008  |  Category:  Calisphere,Digital Special Collections,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Recently, Bay Area K-12 teachers learned simple and practical ways to team a cutting-edge technology — an iPod touch, PowerPoint, and online tools such as MovieMaker and Garageband — with Calisphere’s thousands of primary source images to bring history to life in the classroom.

Wiley-Blackwell: Newly Licensed Titles for 2008

May 19, 2008  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

As part of the 2008 contract renewal for the Blackwell online journals, 213 titles have been added to the CDL’s license. These include the titles in Blackwell’s 2008 Full Collection model not previously licensed plus 22 recommended titles excluded from the Full Collection.

Next Generation Melvyl Pilot — Tell us what you think!

May 19, 2008  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Newsletter  |  Author: 

How will the Next Generation Melvyl Pilot be evaluated, and how can users provide input? This article provides information on the feedback and evaluation process.

Additional EBSCO Databases

May 15, 2008  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Due to the recent licensing of EBSCO’s Academic Search Complete, the UC libraries have received free access to several additional EBSCO databases. The new titles (in addition to Academic Search Complete) are available now, and can be accessed from the EBSCO dropdown menu.

California Digital Library Announces New Release of the eXtensible Text Framework (XTF)

May 15, 2008  |  Category:  Newsletter,Publishing,Technology  |  Author: 

The California Digital Library (CDL) is pleased to announce a new release of its search and display technology, the eXtensible Text Framework (XTF) Version 2.1. XTF is an open source, highly flexible software application that supports the search, browse and display of heterogeneous digital content.

UC Image Service News: Saskia collection added to UC Shared Images in ARTstor

May 2, 2008  |  Category:  Digital Special Collections,Newsletter,UC Shared Images  |  Author: 

CDL has added the Saskia Art & Architecture collection to UC Shared Images in ARTstor. Saskia provides over 26,000 core art history images on Western European civilization from more than 100 museums.

Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Newly Licensed Title for 2008

May 1, 2008  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

As part of the 2008 renewal process for the LWW online journals, Journal of Investigative Medicine has been added to the CDL’s agreement with Ovid.