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New UC IT Accessibility Policy in Place

By Ellen Meltzer, Representing the UC Libraries on the UC Electronic Accessibility Leadership Team (EALT) You may have learned at your campuses that, as one of his last official acts, UC President Mark Yudof adopted a University of California Policy

Melvyl Central Index Update – Additional Changes in July 2013

In early June, CDL reported that staff had completed the biannual analysis for potential changes to the Melvyl Central Index configuration targeted for July 2013, and that while OCLC had added databases to the Central Index in the past six…

Melvyl Central Index Update

CDL staff completed the biannual analysis for potential changes to the Melvyl Central Index configuration targeted for July 2013.  While OCLC has added databases to the Central Index in the past six months, there are no CDL managed licenses with…

Do You Use Calisphere? Tell Your Story!

CDL’s Calisphere Website is a finalist for an IMLS National Medal Award.  Calisphere will be featured on the IMLS Facebook page on February 22.  If you’ve used Calisphere in your teaching, reference work, or research and found value in…

More Content in Melvyl

Melvyl Users will have access to yet more resources as of January 2013 with the addition of several new databases to the Central Index.  As was reported earlier, CDL will include databases that OCLC has added to its Central…

View Now and Central Index Implementation in Melvyl

In April 2012, CDL and the campuses conducted usability testing on two features in Melvyl – View Now and Central Index. The recommendations and full report are available at: http://www.cdlib.org/services/uxdesign/reports/index.html. As a result of the assessment and further follow-up,…

Melvyl Enhancements – August 2012

Enhancements to the user experience in Melvyl were recently implemented by OCLC and officially rolled out during OCLC’s Sunday, August 5 install.  All improvements are listed in detail in the attached PDF.  (There are some items that do not…

New and Upgraded Licensed Content: AGU Digital Library Books; Congressional Hearings; NNCO; Times Digital Archive

AGU Digital Library Books (All campuses; on the AGU platform) (http://uclibs.org/PID/240973) This is a one-time CDL purchase.  Perpetual rights for 400 titles, pre-2008 through 2012 of more than 50 years of Earth and space sciences research from AGU’s preeminent books.…

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 (http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/) and will now also appear in Melvyl under the holdings for UC Berkeley.  …

Big Picture: The Latest at CDL

Looking for a current overview of what’s going on at the CDL?  Presentations and Q and A from the May 21, 2012 Users Council Meeting are now available for viewing at http://www.cdlib.org/groups/users_council/ The focus of the meeting was driven in…