Melvyl will switch to WorldCat Discovery

February 12, 2019  |  Categories:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

Melvyl’s long-awaited switch to WorldCat Discovery, OCLC’s newer discovery user interface, will happen this summer.  OCLC has announced an end-of-life date for WorldCat Local of August 9, 2019. Since April … More

MagazinePlus & WhoPlus database transition includes new database – BookPlus

February 8, 2019  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Licensed Resources,Newsletter  |  Author: 

With the renewed MagazinePlus license, users on the 5 participating campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Merced, San Diego and Santa Barbara) now have access to three databases: MagazinePlus, BookPlus, and WhoPlus. MagazinePlus: … More

SCP Monthly Update — February 2019

February 6, 2019  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Newsletter,Shared Cataloging  |  Author: 

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

WEST Welcomes New Member – CSU Bakersfield

February 5, 2019  |  Categories:  Shared Print,Uncategorized,WEST  |  Author: 

WEST is very pleased to welcome a new member in 2019 – California State University, Bakersfield! Bakersfield is the tenth CSU campus* to join WEST. California State University institutions have … More

SCP’s Becky Culbertson headlines OCLC Member story on shared cataloging

February 4, 2019  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Newsletter,Shared Cataloging,Staff News  |  Author: 

Becky Culbertson Recently, Becky Culbertson, stalwart member of the Shared Cataloging Program (SCP), was interviewed by OCLC staff about shared cataloging. The interview is now online as one of OCLC’s … More

Updates and Discussion at the ALA Midwinter 2019 WEST Member Meeting

February 1, 2019  |  Categories:  Shared Print,WEST  |  Author: 

WEST members met during ALA Midwinter on Sunday, January 27th. About 20 representatives (ranging from deans, to collection managers, to technical services experts) gathered to hear WEST updates and engage … More

WorldCat Discovery beta: High res cover art & aligned titles

January 25, 2019  |  Categories:  Discovery & Delivery,Melvyl,Newsletter  |  Author: 

The WorldCat Discovery installation on January 18, 2019 included the following new features and enhancements. The running list of release notes can be found at (Note that many of … More

2019 WEST Executive Committee Election Results and Operations and Collections Council Appointments

January 24, 2019  |  Categories:  Shared Print,Uncategorized,WEST  |  Author: 

The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) is governed by an Executive Committee that oversees the operation and development of WEST and works to integrate WEST with related archiving programs nationally … More

UC DLFx 2019 – Call For Proposals

January 23, 2019  |  Categories:  Newsletter,Technology  |  Author: 

The UC DLFx 2019 meeting is happening @ UC San Diego on May 20-22, 2019. Registration and travel information will be available soon. Participants from across the UC libraries, archives, … More

CDL Job Opening: Shared Print Operations and Collections Analyst

January 16, 2019  |  Categories:  Collection Development,Newsletter,Shared Print,Staff News,WEST  |  Author: 

Are you passionate about print collection management in academic libraries? Do you thrive in cooperative environments, excel at facilitating collaborative efforts, and enjoy conceiving and executing innovative analyses? The … More