CDLINFO News: June, 2010

CDL Releases eXtensible Text Framework (XTF) Version 2.2

June 30, 2010  |  Category:  eScholarship,Newsletter,Publishing  |  Author: 

By Elise Proulx Publishing Group Outreach & Marketing Coordinator The Publishing Group of the California Digital Library (CDL) announces the release of version 2.2 of its search and display technology, … More

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Four World Bank databases are now freely available

June 30, 2010  |  Category:  Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

By Jayne Dickson, CDL Information Services Analyst Beginning immediately, four of the World Bank databases that previously were restricted to several campuses as part of the World Bank e-Library license … More

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Do You Want to BE Something or DO Something?

June 30, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

There is time for everything that you really care about! So what’s stopping us? Each day we make choices about how we spend our time, mostly relying on our routines … More

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A Record-Breaking April for UC-eLinks

June 29, 2010  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Newsletter,UC-eLinks  |  Author: 

In the span of thirty days, UC-eLinks — University of California’s easy way to link from an article or book citation to the actual publication online — processed 900,000 OpenURLs.  … More

Innovation from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries

June 28, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Last Wednesday, I had lunch with Delphine Khanna, Digital Projects Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania, in the Information Technology & Digital Development (ITaDD) Department. Delphine filled me in on … More

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Does This Blog Make Me Look Fat?

June 23, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

We’re celebrating! It’s been three months since we launched Your Life@Work. It’s been a challenge to test our ideas and a big thrill to connect with you through your online … More

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Strength in diversity: notes from the DataCite Conference

June 21, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning,UC Curation Center (UC3)  |  Author: 

In his groundbreaking book Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond argued that Europe’s key advantage over China during the Age of Exploration was the sheer number of European political entities. … More

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Envisioning Successful Outcomes

June 16, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

How often have you been handed an assignment and plunged into it, then realized that you have an incomplete idea of what the end product is supposed to be? Have you struggled to … More

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Risk Assessment Revisited

June 14, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

The experience of putting together the project management “shot-in-the-arm” I described a couple of posts back gave me a new perspective on risk assessment. I’ve been an advocate of a … More

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UC Continues to Support Open Access Resources

June 11, 2010  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter,Resource Liaisons  |  Author: 

As part of UC’s continuing support of Open Access journals and alternatives to traditional publishing practices, UC campuses are now institutional supporting members of the two resources listed below.  … More