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Users Council Annual Meeting

The Users Council met for its annual meeting on April 28 at Preservation Park in Oakland.  Topics discussed during the morning session included a welcome by Daniel Greenstein, Associate Vice Provost, Scholarly Information and University Librarian, Systemwide Library Planning and California Digital Library, and presentations on the Open Content Alliance, Calisphere, and the Metasearch Infrastructure Project.

The afternoon was devoted to an update of Bibliographic Services, including the Melvyl Catalog, UC-eLinks, the Electronic Resources Management System (ERMS – Verde) and the Bibliographic Services Task Force.  Other topics covered were Licensed Content and Request, and the reorganization of the Digital Library Services unit of the CDL.

In addition to one member from every UC campus, the Users Council has representatives from the California Academy of Sciences, the California Historical Society, the California State Library, the California State University Libraries, the Getty Research Library, Graduate Theological Union, Hastings College of the Law, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore Lab, NRLF, SRLF, and Stanford University.

The meeting afforded an opportunity to inform members about current activities related to CDL projects, programs, and services, and to have an exchange of ideas and a time to answer questions.  For more information, contact your Users Council Representative.