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Author: Ellen Meltzer

Melvyl Changes – Hold Your Horses!

The long-awaited ability to see MARC records is coming June 26, 2014 to WorldCat Discovery—the merger of FirstSearch WorldCat and WorldCat Local (aka Melvyl) — in what is called staff mode. This new feature also introduces a lot of unknowns

Working with Resource Vendors on Web Accessibility

UC Berkeley Web Accessibility Evangelist and chair of UC’s Electronic Accessibility Leadership Team (EALT), Lucy Greco serves on a working group to improve the accessibility of Elsevier’s products.   Elsevier ScienceDirect is consistently one of UC’s most heavily used (and costliest)

Data Management Planning Tool More Responsive to Researchers’ Needs

The University of California and several partners have released a new version of a free tool that helps researchers and their institutions create effective data management plans required by the federal government. The DMPTool v2 aids researchers with this critical

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

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

Melvyl Enhancements – April 2014

OCLC brought in three enhancements to WorldCat Local impacting Melvyl on April 24, 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.) Bug

DPLA Welcomes CDL and UC Libraries Participation: Content Hub Launch

Today, April 17, 2014, the Digital Public Library of America welcomed the California Digital Library, in collaboration with the ten-campus University of California (UC) Libraries system, as a DPLA Content Hub. A Content Hub is a centralized aggregation point for

CDL Notice Regarding US-CERT CVE-2014-0160, “Heartbleed Bug” OpenSSL Vulnerability

By Kurt Ewoldsen, Manager, CDL Information & Applications Support On April 8, the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) announced a serious vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160, aka the “Heartbleed Bug”) in OpenSSL, a cryptographic software library that underlies much of the encryption

UC3 Co-Sponsors International Digital Curation Conference in San Francisco

The 9th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC14), held in San Francisco February 24-26, 2014, was organized by the Digital Curation Centre UK in partnership with the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library and the Coalition