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Category: Discovery & Delivery

A Tribute to Our Friend and Colleague, Claudia Conrad

At the end of December, CDL lost a beloved and respected colleague, Claudia Conrad. Claudia joined CDL in 2018 as the Discovery and Delivery (D2D) team’s Product Manager for Metadata and the Zephir service, which supplies metadata to the HathiTrust […]

Investigating a better UC ebook reading experience: Phase 1 report

The UC Palace Project Team completed their phase 1 investigation of the Palace ebook reading platform in summer 2023 and submitted a report to the Direction and Oversight Committee (DOC) in fall 2023. DOC endorsed the report recommendations at their […]

Investigating a Better UC Ebook Reading Experience

If you are a library patron, reading an ebook on your phone or tablet is hard. That’s because, depending on the publisher, different ebooks require different reading apps. To get around this problem, the New York Public Library developed an […]

Raiden van Bronkhorst Joins CDL

CDL’s Discovery and Delivery Team is excited to welcome our new software engineer, Raiden van Bronkhorst. Raiden will be working primarily on machine learning projects. Raiden is a recent cum laude graduate of Western Washington University (WWU) where he majored […]

AGUA Development Phase 6 Planning Kickoff – WEST Member Input Requested

During ‘off years’ of the WEST collection analysis cycle, WEST works on identifying and building out enhancements to AGUA, our collection analysis and decision support system. In previous Development Phases the WEST governance committees have prioritized a range of projects, […]

Spotlight on AGUA Development: Metadata Validation

One of the major projects WEST undertook in 2021 to enhance AGUA was a project to improve metadata validation practices to support more rigorous data analysis by the AGUA Technical Team and to report back findings to WEST members to […]

AGUA Development Phase 5: Final Report

Every other year, when not conducting the biennial collections analysis, WEST undertakes systems development on AGUA, the WEST collection analysis and decision support tool. Planning for the fifth AGUA Development Phase (“Phase 5”) began in the summer of 2020, with […]

CDL Job Opening: Software Engineer

Are you a Python, Java or Ruby programmer?  Are you interested in learning and using machine learning technologies (Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch, etc.)?   Do you enjoy working in a team environment where your ideas make a difference?  Then come join the […]

CDL Job Opening: Software Engineer

Are you a Python, Java or Ruby programmer?  Are you interested in learning and using machine learning technologies (Tensorflow, PyTorch, etc.)?  Are you an enthusiastic practitioner of software development best practices (agile, continuous integration, test first development, etc.)?  Do you […]

Welcome, UC Library Search!

Today, the manner in which patrons and staff discover materials across the entire University of California has fundamentally changed with the introduction of UC Library Search. Replacing Melvyl, which has dutifully served as the UC union catalog since 1981, UC […]