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Category: Collection Development

Preview of new Web of Science interface

The UC Libraries will soon have access to a preview of the new interface for the Web of Science platform. Beginning in mid-November, look for a message highlighted in purple in the top right corner of the screen, you may…

SCP Update – October 2020

For the detailed list of net increase or decrease of titles from CDL licensed and selected open access collections, see the distribution statistics report for September 2020. SCP Overview  Monthly Updates   SCP made further changes to the format of…

SCP Monthly Update – September 2020

For the detailed list of net increase or decrease of titles from CDL licensed and selected open access collections, see the distribution statistics report for August 2020. SCP Overview Monthly Updates We added a chart to illustrate the monthly…

Collection of ebooks from University Presses Now Available

The UC libraries have acquired a collection of ebooks from Project Muse, an aggregator of books and journals from university presses and other scholarly publishers.  The acquisition gives UC libraries perpetual access to more than 10,000 ebooks from these prestigious

Cycle 9 (2020) Collection Comparison Reports Now Available

One of the many benefits of WEST membership is the regular collection analysis that feeds our archiving activity; we also share the results of our analysis with members in yearly collection comparison reports as well as the On Demand Comparison…

Introducing New WEST Archives Web Pages

One of the recommendations made by the WEST governance groups at the 2019 Strategic Planning Session was to “assess and update WEST’s website, curation of documentation, and communication strategies.” To this end, the WEST project team has been working to…

Cycles 10/11 Archiving Proposals Now Available for Review and Commitment

In fall 2019 full WEST members submitted their unarchived serials holdings to WEST for analysis, which identifies the next set of journals for archiving. WEST is pleased to announce that the analysis is complete, and proposals for Cycles 10/11 archiving…

Newly Redesigned AGUA Interface

The AGUA decision support service has served WEST well through several Archiving Cycles, allowing us to target high quality titles for archiving that will have the greatest impact for members. Over several development phases the AGUA development team has added…

Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Digital Library Collection Ten is Available

Morgan & Claypool Publishers Synthesis Series (http://www.morganclaypool.com/page/browseLbS.jsp) has begun making its tenth collection of lectures available online. The basic component of the library is a 50 to 100-page electronic book that synthesizes an important research or development topic,…

CDL Job Opening: Licensing Analyst

The Licensing Analyst plays a vital role in CDL’s mission to provide students, faculty, and researchers at the University of California with broad access to an enriching and valuable collection of ebooks, journals, streaming video, and other content. As a…