CDLINFO News: Information Services

Do You Use Calisphere? Tell Your Story!

February 19, 2013  |  Category:  Calisphere,Information Services,Newsletter,Special Collections  |  Author: 

CDL’s Calisphere Website is a finalist for an IMLS National Medal Award.  Calisphere will be featured on the IMLS Facebook page on February 22.  If you’ve used Calisphere in your … More


More Content in Melvyl

December 14, 2012  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Information Services,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Melvyl Users will have access to yet more resources as of January 2013 with the addition of several new databases to the Central Index.  As was reported earlier, CDL will … 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

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

New and Upgraded Licensed Content: AGU Digital Library Books; Congressional Hearings; NNCO; Times Digital Archive

AGU Digital Library Books (All campuses; on the AGU platform) This is a one-time CDL purchase.  Perpetual rights for 400 titles, pre-2008 through 2012 of more than 50 years … More

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) Records Now in Melvyl

As of today, July 30, 2012, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL in the catalog) bibliographic records were added to UC Berkeley’s local OPAC, Oskicat ( and will now also appear … 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


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

ProQuest New Platform to be Available; New ProQuest Training Materials

April 30, 2012  |  Category:  Collection Development,Information Services,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

The new and current platforms of CDL-licensed ProQuest databases will run in parallel, beginning the week of May 6.  ProQuest currently encompasses resources on the ProQuest, CSA and Chadwyck-Healy (ChH) … More


Melvyl Central Index: Change in Language for Authentication Screen; Removal of SCIPIO

March 2, 2012  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Information Services,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Based on user input, CDL has made the following changes to the Melvyl Central Index Pilot with the endorsement of the Melvyl Central Index task group: 1. The language on … More