CDLINFO News: Collection Development

WEST Member Survey for 2019 Program Assessment and Strategic Planning

July 19, 2019  |  Category:  Shared Print,Uncategorized,WEST  |  Author: 

WEST has made a practice of engaging in program assessment and strategic planning approximately every three years. This year, WEST has launched its third program assessment, the results of which … More

Why WEST? Members Discuss the Value and Future of WEST and Shared Print during the WEST Member Meeting at ALA Annual 2019

July 18, 2019  |  Category:  Shared Print,Uncategorized,WEST  |  Author: 

On Sunday, June 23rd, WEST members, and colleagues from other shared print programs, gathered for WEST’s biannual member meeting. The highlight of the meeting was indisputably a panel discussion by … More

Many Gale resources will redirect to HTTPS effective July 17

July 15, 2019  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

On July 17, 2019, many Gale resources will be permanently redirected to the new https://* domain. This is a change in URL only.  Updated proxy information has been sent to … More


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


SCP Monthly Update – July 2019

July 10, 2019  |  Category:  Collection Development,Newsletter,Shared Cataloging  |  Author: 

SCP will post the distribution statistics report for the month of June 2019 here soon. This monthly report shows net increase or decrease of titles from CDL licensed and selected … More

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


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


New Resource: Superstar Journals Database

July 2, 2019  |  Category:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Superstar Journals Database contains more than 7,470 full-text Chinese journals and more than 1,200 core journals, from 1949-present. It has a good mixture of disciplines, including engineering, agronomy, social science, … More


Another fond farewell – Mihoko Hosoi moves on to Penn State University Libraries

July 2, 2019  |  Category:  Collection Development,Newsletter,Staff News  |  Author: 

It’s with extraordinarily mixed emotions that I share this next bit of news with everyone.  It’s my sad but happy duty to announce that Mihoko Hosoi has accepted the … More

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