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July Release: Tests and Mockup Available

Tests and Mockups for the CDL’s semi-annual release of new features and enhancements are now available at: [].  This page contains the most up-to-date information and links to test versions.  All library staff are encouraged to view, test, and comment on the changes.

NOTE: This page will be continually updated during the test period.

Timeline for the July release

  • May 16, 2000: Test version ready (note: not all features will be ready for testing on this date)
  • June 15, 2000: Last day for comments (please send comments or suggestions to
  • July 19, 2000: Release Date

The release will include the following items:

My Library – A prototype of a customization tool that will provide users with the ability to organize frequently used information resources in a personally meaningful way.  [Test site will be available in July; this will NOT be a production version]

CDL Web Site – Re-organization of the CDL Collections and Services page (

CDL Directory – A “No Results Page” will be created that suggests alternative search options for zero results searches.

SearchLight – Enhancements to the interim search screen and results page.  The remaining databases originally supported in Database Advisor will be added.

CDL-hosted Databases – links to holdings for books and other monographs in BIOSIS, INSPEC, and PsycINFO; links to Digital Dissertations from the Melvyl Catalog and PsycINFO; and the Online and Print Access displays will be standardized across databases.