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Category: Discovery & Delivery

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…

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,…

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,…

New publication: AGUA Technical Team Accomplishments on Major WEST Development Project

The AGUA team has recently published an article in the Code4Lib Journal describing a major development project the team executed during the fourth WEST Development Phase (Phase 4), completed in 2019. This development project enhanced the AGUA system’s ability to…

Enhancing Print Journal Analysis for Shared Print Collections

CDL’s WEST group published a paper in Code{4}Lib Journal; abstract and links are below. ****** Abstract:  The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST), is a distributed shared print journal repository program serving research libraries, college and university libraries, and…

You Don’t Have To Be A Techie To Create Computer Transcriptions of Handwritten Documents

If your collection contains handwritten documents that could benefit from transcription, then Transkribus may be just what you need. Funded by the European Commission’s READ project, Transkribus can transcribe documents written in many languages and requires no technical knowledge on…