CDLINFO News: May, 2012

The Broad Value of Web Archives: Researcher Findings

May 31, 2012  |  Category:  Web Archiving  |  Author: 

On April 30 2012, the International Internet Preservation Consortium hosted a day-long session on “The Broad Value of Web Archives: General Use”.   Speakers at this event focused on the use and … More

Big Picture: The Latest at CDL

May 31, 2012  |  Category:  Information Services,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Looking for a current overview of what’s going on at the CDL?  Presentations and Q and A from the May 21, 2012 Users Council Meeting are now available for viewing … More


HathiTrust Instructional Materials

May 29, 2012  |  Category:  Collection Development,Mass Digitization,Newsletter  |  Author: 

The HathiTrust Communications Working Group has just announced a new HathiTrust Resources and Guides Web page.  Here you can find overviews, instructional materials, and guides covering HathiTrust and its services.   … More


Next-Generation Technical Services Update: May 2012

May 24, 2012  |  Category:  Systemwide Library Information  |  Author: 

Power of Three group activities are being reported as they align with the strategic goals of NGTS: Cooperative Collection Development POT 7 has been working on recommendations to manage and … More


UCSF Implements Open Access Policy

May 23, 2012  |  Category:  Collection Development,Newsletter,Publishing  |  Author: 

The UCSF Academic Senate has voted to make electronic versions of current and future scientific articles freely available to the public, eliminating barriers to sharing their research.  The unanimous vote … More

CDL Departures May, June 2012

CDL reports with mixed feelings the upcoming retirements of three of our valued colleagues: John Ober, Margaret Low, and Claudia Woo.  John Ober began his stint as CDL Assistant Director … More

CDLers (and UCBer) in Print

UC librarians Sherri Berger (CDL), Lynn Jones (UCB) and Ellen Meltzer (CDL) have contributed a chapter to Past or Portal?  Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Special Collections and Archives, edited by … More

HathiTrust April 2012 Update

This month’s HathiTrust update is now available.  The update reports that “California Digital Library created prototype exports of the metadata that will be used to populate HathiTrust’s tab-delimited inventory files … More


RecordEXPRESS makes it easier to contribute collection guides to the OAC

May 9, 2012  |  Category:  Digital Special Collections,Newsletter,Online Archive of California  |  Author: 

CDL is pleased to announce the release of a new tool called RecordEXPRESS, which is designed to make it even easier for Online Archive of California (OAC) contributors to describe … More

Putting the P in DPLA

May 1, 2012  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

By Heather Christenson I don’t work in a public library; I work in an academic library, and specifically, an academic digital library. In recent years academic libraries have been grappling … More