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Author: Jayne Dickson

New Resource: MIT Press Direct eBooks, 1943-2019

All UC campuses now have access to MIT Press Direct eBooks; some campuses may have already had access via local subscriptions. http://uclibs.org/PID/385506    (All campuses, plus LBNL and LLNL; on the MIT Press Direct platform) MIT Press Direct will make nearly…

Early English Books Online (EEBO) migrates to the ProQuest platform

Early English Books Online migrated from its legacy Chadwyck-Healey interface, to the newly-enhanced ProQuest Platform, on August 22, 2019. The ProQuest platform delivers research experience that guides discovery, access and management of content sources. As a result, Early English Books…

WorldCat Discovery: Bug Fixes

The WorldCat Discovery installation on August 14, 2019 included the following improvements. The running list of release notes can be found at https://help.oclc.org/Discovery_and_Reference/WorldCat_Discovery/Release_notes. (Note:  Not all of the enhancements/bug fixes are relevant to the UC Melvyl instances.) Bug fixes…

Campus Melvyl instances successfully transition to WorldCat Discovery

Note: In the December 2019 monthly installation, OCLC corrected the ‘Hate’ problem listed below.  Users can once again limit a search by any number of Formats (eBook, CD, Music Score, etc.) simultaneously. On July 9th, the move of UC Berkeley’s…

Contemporary Women’s Issues database gets enhanced

Gale has begun updating several of its products in order to increase access to library resources online by implementing enhancements designed to improve usability and discoverability. According to the Enhancements Overview, improvements include: Enhanced product platform—Provides a unified experience…

ProQuest Congressional redesign launches on July 24th

ProQuest will launch a redesigned ProQuest Congressional interface on July 24, 2019. According to the redesign webpage, the changes are intended to facilitate the retrieval of information by students unfamiliar with government content, while maintaining the ability of more…

New Resource: CDL purchases Cambridge University Press Journal Archive

With end-of-year funds, CDL purchased the Cambridge University Press (CUP) Journals Archive [2019-2021 archive edition] for systemwide access.  The CUP Journal Archive license, which incorporates previous campus purchases, includes access to the earlier online content of 412 journal titles. Available…

Alexander Street Press platform upgrade (Video Databases)

Alexander Street Press will be moving their video-only collections on a new platform starting July 10th, when the collection URLs will be redirected. According to ProQuest’s press release, “The new interface is simpler and faster with a continued focus…

WorldCat Discovery: Open Access .gov and .edu filter expanding

The WorldCat Discovery installation on July 8, 2019 included the following new features and enhancements. The running list of release notes can be found at https://help.oclc.org/Discovery_and_Reference/WorldCat_Discovery/Release_notes. (Note:  Not all of the enhancements/bug fixes are relevant to the UC Melvyl…

New OA Resource: Hate in America: White Nationalism and the press in the 1920s

CDL one time funds were used for UC’s systemwide contribution to the Reveal Digital “Hate in America” and “Diversity and Dissent” collections. “Diversity and Dissent” will begin digitization in late 2019 and will be announced at that time; “Hate in…