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Month: May 2014

Upcoming WEST Meeting at ALA Annual Reminder: Please RSVP if you plan to attend

The ALA Annual WEST Member Meeting is happening on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 1-2:30 pm in LVCC-N120. Thank you to everyone who has already RSVP’d. If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, there is still time! You can RSVP to our…

Melvyl Enhancements – May 2014

OCLC brought in two enhancements to WorldCat Local impacting Melvyl on May 22, 2014, described below. The running list of release notes can be found at http://www.cdlib.org/services/d2d/melvyl/public/. (Note that many of these do not have an impact on Melvyl.)…

Shared Cataloging Program (SCP) Monthly Update: May 2014

Our past month’s distributions for monographs included titles for Open Access (1195 titles), SuperStar (640 titles), Springer (345 titles), CRC Press (288 titles), Apabi (113 titles), IEEE (76 titles), Wiley (65 titles), and Elsevier (51 titles). The majority of the…

Request from eBook records, yes you can

Melvyl includes millions of eBook records, and it is often difficult to find the parallel print record in order to request the item. However, you don’t need to find the parallel record – you can submit a Request from the…

New Licensed Resource: TAIR

TAIR http://uclibs.org/PID/262407 Nine UC Campuses (all except UCSF) entered a Tier 2 agreement to become among the first institutional subscribers to The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR). Arabidopsis thaliana is a flowering plant that is widely used as model organism for…

UC Special Collections Highlighted

In a news article on the University of California website, UC archival collections are highlighted across the campuses. States the article, “While there’s no other band like the Grateful Dead, UC Santa Cruz is in good company insofar as housing…

HathiTrust – April Update

Highlights from April’s HathiTrust Update: HathiTrust is seeking nominations for the User Support Working Group. The group is looking to add up to two new members who have expertise in providing general user support with expertise in cataloging in particular.…

UCSF Mt. Zion Library Records Now in Melvyl

Mt. Zion Library records now appear in Melvyl as part of the UC San Francisco Library collection (Level 1) for UCSF. Mt. Zion is an affiliated UCSF library located off-campus. Records appear as part of the University of California Libraries…

DataUp Service Update: March – April 2014

  Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities The DataUp Version 2 phase of the project, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and in partnership with the DataONE organization (http://www.dataone.org), is underway! The project developer (housed at…

DMPTool Service Update: April 2014

  Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities We’re very close to launching the new version of the DMPTool – May 19 for administrators and May 29 for all users! A schedule of the upcoming releases and changes to the DMPTool are…