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Author: Lena Zentall

Caitlin Nelson joins D2D

On Monday, August 10th, CDL’s Discovery to Delivery (D2D) team welcomed Caitlin Nelson as the Discovery & Delivery Services Product Manager. Caitlin will be product manager for Request and eventually Melvyl, and she’s already been recruited for a UCLAS task force

Feedback links removed from WorldCat Local

As of July 23, 2015, OCLC has removed feedback links from the WorldCat Local and WorldCat.org user interfaces as part of an OCLC technical infrastructure project. You should now report Melvyl problems directly to the Melvyl Operations Team at melvylops@cdlib.org.

Melvyl & FirstSearch transition to WorldCat Discovery delayed

CDL has confirmed with OCLC that development work we are awaiting will not be done this summer. WorldCat Discovery is not yet at functional parity with WorldCat Local Melvyl, so UC libraries will not be switching over to WorldCat Discovery

UC-eLinks user interface simplified: Go button is going, going, gone

CDL made a modification to the UC-eLinks menu window and the direct linking banner that affects the user interface but does not change any functionality. Under the hood, we switched the SFX template that controls the user interface from a

What’s happening with WorldCat Local, FirstSearch & WorldCat Discovery?

The WorldCat Discovery beta launched in April 30, 2014 and is currently slated to conclude at the end of July 2015. WorldCat Discovery merges WorldCat Local and FirstSearch on a new platform with major functional design improvements. While OCLC considers

CDL Job Opening for Metadata Product Manager

You are an experienced metadata analyst and product manager. You have the ability to understand how metadata is mapped and transformed as it travels between discovery, delivery and decision support systems. You are deeply and creatively engaged with the digital

WorldCat Discovery beta: Tell Us What You Think

  What’s happening with the WorldCat Discovery Beta? The WorldCat Discovery Services beta launched in April 30, 2014 and is currently slated to conclude in April 2015. WorldCat Discovery merges WorldCat Local and FirstSearch on a new platform with major

Update: WorldCat Discovery Services Beta Timeline for Melvyl and FirstSearch

OCLC has announced WorldCat® Discovery Services, a new suite of cloud-based applications that 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 subscribers in March 2014. 

UC-eLinks moved successfully to the Ex Libris Cloud

Early in the morning on Thursday June 20, UC-eLinks went live on the Ex Libris Cloud.  This means CDL is no longer hosting the SFX software that runs UC-eLinks.  UC Davis also successfully moved its separate SFX instance onto the

DOI and PMID added to UC-eLinks Citation Linker

Your patience has been rewarded! By popular demand, the UC-eLinks team has added two new search fields to the end user Citation Linker forms: DOI – Digital Object Identifier PMID – PubMed Identifier Why is this good? When you enter