CDLINFO News: Information Services

HathiTrust WorldCat Local Discovery Tool

January 18, 2011  |  Category:  Discovery & Delivery,Information Services,Mass Digitization,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Today, OCLC and HathiTrust announced the release of a WorldCat Local-based interface for the HathiTrust Digital Library, currently containing more than 4 million records.  The discovery interface is available at … More


ProQuest Transition Delayed for UC

December 13, 2010  |  Category:  Information Services,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

ProQuest databases are beginning a transition to a new platform beginning in January 2011; however, CDL will not activate the new platform until a later date.  In CDL and Resource … More


Let’s be consistent: Best Practices for UC Library Home Pages

November 29, 2010  |  Category:  Information Services,Newsletter,User Experience Design  |  Author: 

UC Heads of Public Services (HOPS) appointed a task force to examine best practices for UC library home pages so that our users experience a consistently clear (and common) understanding … More

UC Systemwide Library Tutorial Launched: Begin Your Research

October 4, 2010  |  Category:  Information Services,Newsletter  |  Author: 

By Ellen Meltzer, Information Services Manager Under the leadership of UC Heads of Public Services (HOPS), the UC libraries have collaborated on a UC-wide library tutorial entitled “Begin Your Research”.  … More

All Things Mobile

By Rachael Hu, User Experience Design Manager Here at CDL, we’ve been working hard all summer immersing ourselves in all things mobile. And we’re excited to share with you our … More


CDL Users Council: You can view this year’s sessions

By Ellen Meltzer, Information Services Manager From your desktop, you can attend sessions on CDL program activities tailored for Users Council.   UC campuses and selected California institutions have a Users … More


New E-Journal Troubleshooting guide highlights the CDL ERMS Portal

April 28, 2010  |  Category:  ERMS,Information Services,Newsletter  |  Author: 

By Jayne Dickson, CDL Information Services Analyst Have you ever wondered if you should be able to access the online content of a specific journal but found different resources (your … More

CDL’s System Status web page – ‘One stop shopping’ for system information

March 5, 2010  |  Category:  Information Services,Newsletter  |  Author: 

By Jayne Dickson, CDL Information Services Analyst At the top right of CDL’s newly redesigned website ( is a link to CDL’s System Status web page.  This System Status page … More

Want to know what’s happening at the CDL? Here’s your chance!

April 24, 2009  |  Category:  Information Services,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Attendees at this year’s lively Users Council meeting in Oakland (April 10, 2009) learned about an array of CDL programs and services and how they interact with our campuses, partners, and other national and international initiatives.


CDLAlert Archive

August 25, 2008  |  Category:  Information Services,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Have you ever noticed that a resource was down and wondered if the vendor had sent a downtime message? The easiest way to find out is to check the CDLAlert Archive.