CDLINFO News: August, 2012

Shared Cataloging Program (SCP) Monthly Update — August 2012

August 16, 2012  |  Category:  Licensed Resources,Newsletter,Shared Cataloging  |  Author: 

By Adolfo Tarango, Head, Systemwide Collection Services The new EEBO monograph records have been sent to each of the campuses on CD-ROM. When we receive confirmation from every campus that … More

CDL Welcomes Kurt Ewoldsen

August 13, 2012  |  Category:  Newsletter,Staff News  |  Author: 

CDL has hired a new Infrastructure and Application Support Manager—Kurt Ewoldsen—following John Ober’s retirement in May.  Kurt impressed the interview groups with his deep and practical technical knowledge, including experience … More

View Now and Central Index Implementation in Melvyl

August 10, 2012  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Information Services,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

In April 2012, CDL and the campuses conducted usability testing on two features in Melvyl – View Now and Central Index. The recommendations and full report are available at:  … More

UC Libraries Website – Help us test our new site architecture!

August 9, 2012  |  Category:  Systemwide Library Information,User Experience Design  |  Author: 

Here at CDL, we have embarked on a major web design and content migration effort for the UC libraries website.   Please take a moment to help us test … More

California Digital Library Announces Release of XTF Version 3.1

August 8, 2012  |  Category:  Newsletter,Publishing,Technology  |  Author: 

The California Digital Library (CDL) is pleased to announce the release of version 3.1 of XTF (, an open source, highly flexible software application that supports the search, browse and … More

Melvyl Enhancements – August 2012

August 7, 2012  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Information Services,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Enhancements to the user experience in Melvyl were recently implemented by OCLC and officially rolled out during OCLC’s Sunday, August 5 install.  All improvements are listed in detail in the … More

CDL job opening for programmer

August 6, 2012  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Shape the future of library systems.   Position: Programmer Analyst III (3-year full-time position) About you You are a versatile and innovative programmer who thrives on building new systems to … More

ProQuest Databases Transitioning to New Platform on August 8th

August 3, 2012  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Many licensed ProQuest databases (including databases from CSA and Chadwyck-Healey) will transition to the new ProQuest platform on Wednesday, August 8.   A full list of the transitioning systemwide-licensed databases with … More