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Category: Collection Development

New Resource: MIT Press Direct eBooks 2020

All UC campuses now have access to MIT Press Direct eBooks 2020 Frontlist which will contain approximately 150 books. The 2020 Frontlist will be comprised of the following subject collections: economics; environmental science; philosophy; and science, technology, and society, and…

New Resource: Toyo Keizai Digital Archives: Unit 2 (1946-2015)

Tōyō Keizai Shinpō (1895-1960)/Shūkan Tōyō Keizai (1961-present) is a Japanese economic journal published to today, and Toyo Keizai Digital Archives: Unit Two offers online access to this journal from 1946 to 2015—the contents cover ca. 3,500 volumes in 445,000 pages…

SCP Update – April 2020

SCP posted the distribution statistics report for the month of March 2020. This monthly report shows net increase or decrease of titles from CDL licensed and selected open access collections. They are color coded as: Net Increase (Green) —…

Welcome Michael Walmsley as CDL’s New Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing

CDL’s Collection Development and Management Program is excited to announce the appointment of Michael Walmsley to the position of Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing.  Michael brings to this role 19 years of experience in the publishing industry, and extensive knowledge…

WEST archiving activities & resources for library services during and after COVID-19

With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and resulting healthcare concerns, as well as the widespread and potentially long term closures that WEST libraries are experiencing, the WEST project team encourages any member institutions that are still open and operating to pause…

CRL metadata validation reports for PAPR disclosures available

In consultation with WEST, the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR) Team is providing new metadata error reports for WEST members’ optional review and action. These reports provide an overview of the metadata provided to PAPR…

An update on WEST Archive Builders

WEST is unique in its investment in what our program calls archive building. The majority of WEST Archivers agree to retain proposed titles and mark that commitment in the records’ metadata, which is then disclosed in program and public registries.…

Validation at ASU

WEST’s unique tiered archiving structure is based on electronic availability and the risk of content loss if the physical material is damaged, lost, or otherwise unavailable. The WEST Archive Builders put high risk materials through a physical validation process as…

Announcing UC access to the entire JoVE portfolio through June 30, 2020

In support of UC’s temporary shift to remote laboratory teaching, the California Digital Library negotiation team, in consultation with UC campus library collections experts, secured expanded access to the JoVE Video Journal for all UC faculty, instructors, students, researchers, clinicians…

eBook Usability Criteria and Case Study Report

In light of the global coronavirus pandemic, campus closures and significant disruption to teaching, learning, and research, our UC campuses have moved to e-format resources purchasing to allow our researchers quick access to the needed materials. Because print collections at…