CDLINFO News: Authored by Jayne Dickson

Campus Melvyl instances successfully transition to WorldCat Discovery

July 24, 2019  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

On July 9th, the move of UC Berkeley’s Melvyl instance from WorldCat Local to WorldCat Discovery (WCD) as the underlying platform marked the successful completion of all campus Melvyl instances … More

Contemporary Women’s Issues database gets enhanced

July 23, 2019  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Gale has begun updating several of its products in order to increase access to library resources online by implementing enhancements designed to improve usability and discoverability. According to the Enhancements … More

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ProQuest Congressional redesign launches on July 24th

July 23, 2019  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

ProQuest will launch a redesigned ProQuest Congressional interface on July 24, 2019. According to the redesign webpage, the changes are intended to facilitate the retrieval of information by students unfamiliar … More

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New Resource: CDL purchases Cambridge University Press Journal Archive

July 12, 2019  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

With end-of-year funds, CDL purchased the Cambridge University Press (CUP) Journals Archive [2019-2021 archive edition] for systemwide access.  The CUP Journal Archive license, which incorporates previous campus purchases, includes access … More

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Alexander Street Press platform upgrade (Video Databases)

July 10, 2019  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Alexander Street Press will be moving their video-only collections on a new platform starting July 10th, when the collection URLs will be redirected. According to ProQuest’s press release, “The new … More

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WorldCat Discovery: Open Access .gov and .edu filter expanding

July 9, 2019  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

The WorldCat Discovery installation on July 8, 2019 included the following new features and enhancements. The running list of release notes can be found at https://help.oclc.org/Discovery_and_Reference/WorldCat_Discovery/Release_notes. (Note:  Not all of … More

New OA Resource: Hate in America: White Nationalism and the press in the 1920s

July 3, 2019  |  Category:  Collection Development,Newsletter  |  Author: 

CDL one time funds were used for UC’s systemwide contribution to the Reveal Digital “Hate in America” and “Diversity and Dissent” collections. “Diversity and Dissent” will begin digitization in late … More

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Alexander Street Press platform upgrade (Drama Databases)

June 28, 2019  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

For the transitioning databases, this move provides more flexibility with new content types in the future, such as video and audio, and offers cross-searching with other Alexander Street content. Access to the legacy platforms … More

MLA & LION databases transition to new platforms on July 1st

June 28, 2019  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Reminder: As of Monday, July 1, 2019, the MLA International Bibliography database (and its related MLA Directory of Periodicals database) and the Literature Online (LION) database are available on the … More

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UC Merced transitions from WorldCat Local to WorldCat Discovery

May 22, 2019  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, UC Merced transitioned from WorldCat Local (WCL) to WorldCat Discovery (WCD) as the basis of their Melvyl instance. All 11 Melvyl WorldCat Local instances must … More