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Category: Resource Sharing

Request 2.0: same same, but different

During the last two weeks of September, you may have noticed a change to the Request interface. CDL has upgraded Request, the interface UC staff, faculty, and students use to submit document delivery (where offered) and interlibrary requests. In look […]

CDL staff embed in UCSC interlibrary services unit

By Alison Ray, Information Services Analyst & Leslie Wolf, Resource Sharing Project Manager Members of the California Digital Library are always looking for ways to get closer to the people and tools we connect through our digital services. Although we […]

UC Irvine Presents "Just Get It: The Search for Value-Based Delivery"

Several of our UC Irvine colleagues presented a session at the recent Charleston Conference with the title, Just Get It: The Search for Value-Based Delivery (Interlibrary Loan).  CDL staffers attending the meeting suggested that additional staff would be interested in […]

Upcoming UC-only OCLC Webinar: 9/20/2012

Are you curious about what the future looks like for Melvyl, resource sharing (ILL), and FirstSearch WorldCat? Join us for a UC- only OCLC webinar, “Transforming Discovery and Resource Sharing with OCLC: FirstSearch, WorldCat Resource Sharing and More.” The webinar […]

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) Records Now in Melvyl

As of today, July 30, 2012, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL in the catalog) bibliographic records were added to UC Berkeley’s local OPAC, Oskicat ( and will now also appear in Melvyl under the holdings for UC Berkeley.   Examples of […]

ILL VDX Transition

VDX, part of the backend of UC’s Request interlibrary borrowing and lending service, moved from being hosted at CDL to OCLC over the weekend of July 13 -15.  The move went smoothly, with only the usual minor glitches that occur […]

Request Service unavailable July 13 at 5:00 PM – July 16 at 8:00 AM

During the weekend of July 13-15, CDL will migrate the VDX interlibrary loan application from CDL servers to servers hosted by OCLC.  During the migration, which will begin at 5:00 PM PDT on July 13, the Request, My ILL and […]

UC is Moving to a Hosted VDX Solution at OCLC in 2012

By Patricia Martin, Director, Discovery & Delivery The Council of University Librarians, in consultation with several All Campus Groups and SOPAG, has endorsed CDL’s plan to move the management of UC’s VDX application from in-house at CDL to hosting at […]

New Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Courier Service to Launch November 7

By Eric Scott, Chair, RSC As of November 7, the University of California Libraries will begin using a new courier service for our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) intercampus deliveries, Accurate Courier Services (  Based on a charge from CDL and SOPAG, the […]

All Things Mobile

By Rachael Hu, User Experience Design Manager Here at CDL, we’ve been working hard all summer immersing ourselves in all things mobile. And we’re excited to share with you our findings and next steps for mobile support and development for […]