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Category: Collection Development

WEST Cycles 10 & 11 Call for Unarchived Holdings & Webinar

In the beginning of September, the WEST Project Team sent out a call for unarchived holdings data from WEST Full Members, which will inform the next round of collection analysis (cycles 10 & 11) that will determine what to archive

Early English Books Online (EEBO) migrates to the ProQuest platform

Early English Books Online migrated from its legacy Chadwyck-Healey interface, to the newly-enhanced ProQuest Platform, on August 22, 2019. The ProQuest platform delivers research experience that guides discovery, access and management of content sources. As a result, Early English Books

New DynaMed premieres on August 21st

EBSCO is merging DynaMed Plus and DynaMed into the new DynaMed® on August 21. The next generation of DynaMed combines quality evidence-based information with a user-friendly, personalized experience that delivers accurate answers fast. http://uclibs.org/PID/302737      All UC campuses/selected medical sites;

SCP Monthly Update – August 2019

SCP has posted the distribution statistics report for the month of July 2019. 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) —

SCP Serials Cataloging Switching to Separate Record Approach: Phase II

Starting April 1, 2019, SCP catalogers began using the separate record approach for cataloging electronic serials. Note: The change impacts how users see CDL online resources in their local catalog. The display of serial records will vary during the transition.

Anna Striker joins CDL as Shared Print Operations and Collections Analyst

The Collection Development & Management Program welcomes Anna Striker as Operations and Collections Analyst for the Shared Print Team. Anna will coordinate operations, collections analysis, statistics, and reporting for both the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) and for UC Libraries’

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

WEST Member Survey for 2019 Program Assessment and Strategic Planning

WEST has made a practice of engaging in program assessment and strategic planning approximately every three years. This year, WEST has launched its third program assessment, the results of which will inform strategic planning undertaken by the WEST Executive Committee

Why WEST? Members Discuss the Value and Future of WEST and Shared Print during the WEST Member Meeting at ALA Annual 2019

On Sunday, June 23rd, WEST members, and colleagues from other shared print programs, gathered for WEST’s biannual member meeting. The highlight of the meeting was indisputably a panel discussion by members exploring the value of WEST, shared print in general,