CDLINFO News: November, 2010

Let’s be consistent: Best Practices for UC Library Home Pages

November 29, 2010  |  Category:  Information Services,Newsletter,User Experience Design  |  Author: 

UC Heads of Public Services (HOPS) appointed a task force to examine best practices for UC library home pages so that our users experience a consistently clear (and common) understanding … More

Get Inspired By 3 Of Our Favorite Blogs

November 24, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Curious about where we get our ideas for Your Life@Work? Sometimes our post will arise from a skill we already have and want to share; sometimes it’s from a wish to … More

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A time for thanks

November 22, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

This is a good time to pause for a moment and take stock, to reflect on what we have, where we are, and to say thanks. There is always plenty … More

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UCLA Campus Affiliated Library Added to Next Generation Melvyl Pilot

November 19, 2010  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

An important NGM Pilot milestone has been reached November 18, 2010, with the addition of the UCLA Film and Television Archive (FATA) as a UCLA Library with a separate ILS.  … More

The Project Post-Mortem: A Valuable Tool for Continuous Improvement

November 17, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Now that your team has finally delivered its project, there is one more important step before the team disbands: the project post-mortem. The name might sound forbidding (some people prefer … More

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The Scholar’s Library is Global

There has been much talk of late about the need for and possibility of creating a National Digital Library (see the call by Robert Darnton and one response by Roy … More

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Next Generation Melvyl Pilot Enhancements – November 2010

November 15, 2010  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Several enhancements improve the user experience in the Next Generation Melvyl (NGM) Pilot as a result of OCLC’s Sunday, November 7, 2010 install.  The improvements, shown in detail in the … More

Go Giants! Persist!

November 15, 2010  |  Category:  EZID,Strategic & Project Planning,UC Curation Center (UC3)  |  Author: 

Hundreds of thousands of Giants fans crowded the streets of downtown San Francisco to welcome their conquering heroes home, many having waited a lifetime for the pleasure. Orange and black … More

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Digital library’s global, local services

The California Digital Library’s (CDL) success in elevating the digital library to be expansively global and deeply local has been demonstrated this fall in its launching of an array of … More


Launch Your Project With A Brief Energizing Goal

November 10, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Have you ever worked on a project team and found you weren’t really sure what the goal of the project was? Leslie and I recently attended a University of California … More

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