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Author: Lena Zentall

Melvyl will switch to WorldCat Discovery

Melvyl’s long-awaited switch to WorldCat Discovery, OCLC’s newer discovery user interface, will happen this summer.  OCLC has announced an end-of-life date for WorldCat Local of August 9, 2019. Since April 2014, when OCLC released WorldCat Discovery as a beta product,

Meet Claudia Conrad – D2D’s Metadata Product Manager

Claudia Conrad is joining CDL’s D2D team as Metadata Product Manager. She will be starting on July 30. Claudia brings a wealth of experience as a product manager, most recently with Innovative Interfaces. She is experienced in agile software development

Melvyl transition to WorldCat Discovery is delayed (again)

Melvyl will not transition from WorldCat Local (WCL) to WorldCat Discovery (WCD) this summer. The CDL Melvyl Operations Team is currently working with OCLC to resolve a technical problem that is affecting resource sharing. In order to isolate the problem and

CDL Job Opening for Discovery and Delivery Systems Librarian

The Discovery and Delivery Systems Librarian serves as a domain expert in both library and key technical domains, responsible for operating key library services (union catalog, link resolvers) and integrated services such as Interlibrary Loan, while maintaining community connections and

CDL Job Opening for Technical Team Manager

The California Digital Library’s (CDL) Discovery & Delivery team (D2D) seeks a service-oriented, innovative individual with strong management and leadership skills, and technical expertise for the position of Discovery & Delivery Technical Team Manager.  The Technical Team Manager will lead and

OCLC announces FirstSearch will continue as a separate service

OCLC has decided to keep FirstSearch as a separate product rather than merging it with WorldCat Discovery. The official announcement is shown below. And, OCLC’s Executive Director of End-User Services, Mike Showalter summarized the changes in OCLC’s blog Next: “The future of

Melvyl transition to WorldCat Discovery is delayed

Melvyl will not transition from WorldCat Local (WCL) to WorldCat Discovery (WCD) this summer. While OCLC has made significant progress, WorldCat Discovery is not yet functionally complete for Melvyl. The earliest possible date for a move to WCD would be December

CDL Job Opening for Discovery and Delivery Systems Analyst

Reporting to the Discovery & Delivery Technical Team Manager, the Discovery and Delivery Systems Analyst serves as a domain expert in both library and key technical domains, maintaining community connections and information flow related to library systems software, standards and

New mobile version of UC-eLinks

As of January 12, 2016, you will see a mobile-optimized version of UC-eLinks when you are on most mobile devices. Thank you to the campus UC-eLinks Liaisons and the the UC-eLinks Operations team for assisting with testing. Mobile versions are

Melvyl’s Central Index is expanding

CDL will now activate CDL-managed Tier 2 databases in Melvyl’s Central Index. This was the recommendation of the Melvyl Configuration and Electronic Resources Project Team, and the Council of University Librarians endorsed it on September 14, 2015. Why is this