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Former Contributors to Melvyl Cease Contributing Records

By Ellen Meltzer, CDL Information Services Manager

Three former Melvyl Catalog library contributors have ceased contributing records to Melvyl:

  • The California Historical Society (CHS), whose last records were loaded 7/23/07
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), last records loaded 10/16/07
  • The UC Berkeley Law Library, last records loaded 10/19/07

These libraries were formerly Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN) contributors whose RLIN record output ceased when the Research Libraries Group (RLG) merged with OCLC.  Solutions to continuing to load current records into Melvyl were prohibitively expensive, so record loading for these institutions has ceased.

For all 3 institutions, their earlier records are still searchable in Melvyl, while later records are available in OCLC WorldCat products: the Next Generation Melvyl Pilot, FirstSearch WorldCat,, and

LBNL’s OPAC can also be searched directly for availability information at:
( while UC Berkeley Law Library users can also go directly to their local LawCat:  Records for the California Historical Society can be searched in the California Libraries Catalog.

Melvyl Help has been updated with this information.  For further information, contact Rebecca Doherty (