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Author: Jayne Dickson

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 (Note:  Not all of the enhancements/bug fixes are relevant to the UC Melvyl instances.) Bug fixes Local […]

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 across […]

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 sophisticated […]

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 on […]

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 (Note:  Not all of the enhancements/bug fixes are relevant to the UC Melvyl instances.) […]

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 […]

Alexander Street Press platform upgrade (Drama Databases)

For the transitioning databases, this move provides more flexibility with new content types in the future, such as video and audio, and offers cross-searching with other Alexander Street content. Access to the legacy platforms will be available through June 30, 2019 after which all […]

MLA & LION databases transition to new platforms on July 1st

Reminder: As of Monday, July 1, 2019, the MLA International Bibliography database (and its related MLA Directory of Periodicals database) and the Literature Online (LION) database are available on the EBSCOhost and ProQuest platforms, respectively. For several months, ending on […]