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Author: Ellen Meltzer

HathiTrust A Gold Mine for Researchers

Heist from the San Francisco Mint?  An inside job?  Whatever the solution to this mystery, a crafty researcher used the HathiTrust Digital Library to try to track down the answer.  A couple in California’s Mother Lode country in the Sierra…

Melvyl Enhancements – February 2014: Data from MARC fields/subfields added to display

OCLC brought in one enhancement to WorldCat Local impacting Melvyl on February 13, 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.)…

WorldCat Discovery Services –Coming When?

OCLC has announced that their WorldCat® Discovery Services, a new suite of cloud-based applications, will be bringing the FirstSearch® and WorldCat® Local (WCL) services together.  They have also announced that WorldCat Discovery Services will be available to all current FirstSearch…

Melvyl Enhancements – January 2014: Data from MARC fields/subfields added to display

OCLC brought in one enhancement to WorldCat Local impacting Melvyl on January 13, 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.)…

Ethnomusicology Archive Records Added to Melvyl

Working with UCLA Library and CDL staff, OCLC added a second UCLA Library with a separate ILS, the Ethnomusicology Archive, to Melvyl as of January 22, 2014.  The first added was UCLA’s Film and Television Archive (FATA) in November 2010. …

HathiTrust – December 2013 Update

HathiTrust highlights for the month of December include the following: An update on the Executive Director Search Approval of HathiTrust’s 2014 budget and fees An arrangement to preserve and provide access to materials made available by Knowledge Unlatched A reminder…

Licensed Resource Transition: Access Medicine

Access Medicine (Tier 2 with UCB, UCD, UCI, UCLA, UCR, UCSD, and UCSF participating; on the McGraw-Hill Platform) http://uclibs.org/PID/36842 Access Medicine has moved to a new web platform with a new URL structure.  For information about new features and functionality,…

Melvyl Central Index Update – Changes for 2014

It’s January 2014, and time for the biannual addition of new databases released by OCLC to Melvyl’s Central Index.  As of this January, we are making a minor change to the policy of adding only CDL managed licenses with all…

Licensed Resource Transitions: Art Source; Education Source; Lion

Art Source (All campuses; on the EBSCOHost platform) http://uclibs.org/PID/33002 Art Source was developed from a merger of several EBSCO and H.W. Wilson art and architecture databases, with additional full-text journals not previously available elsewhere. It covers fine, decorative, and commercial…

Licensed Resource Change: Science of Synthesis 4.0 Platform Now Available

Thieme has announced the availability of the new Science of Synthesis (SoS) 4.0 platform.   Access will be provided to both the new (SoS 4.0) and old (SoS 3.10) platforms through January 31, 2014. http://uclibs.org/PID/96558 The new version of SoS has…