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Melvyl Enhancements – August 2011

Melvyl Enhancements – August 2011 Several enhancements improve the user experience in Melvyl as a result of OCLC’s Sunday, August 21 install.  The improvements are shown in detail in this PDF.  (There are some items that do not apply to […]

UC Librarians in Print – UC Library Homepages

“Academic library Web sites are complex mixes of information gateways and links to resources and services. Hours, staff directories, research guides, room reservation systems, catalogs, databases, and donor information are just a handful of the many things users look for […]

New Melvyl WCL Web Pages – Logos, FAQ and More

The CDL has launched new Web pages for Melvyl, supported by WorldCat Local, available at Versions of the new campus logos are linked from this page in Web-friendly, print-friendly, and re-sizable formats (GIF, PNG, and EPS). Also available are […]

Important Next Generation Melvyl Pilot Enhancements – May, 2011

Please read the following notes very carefully—there are several important pieces of information that will impact our Melvyl WCL service now and in the future.  Those items which impact the UC Libraries immediately are marked with an asterisk (*).  Please […]

Moving Forward with Next Generation Melvyl

The Next Generation Melvyl Executive Team (Karen Butter, UCSF [Chair]; Luc Declerck, UCSD [Implementation Team], Laine Farley, CDL; Patricia Martin, CDL [Chair, Implementation Team] and Gary Strong, UCLA) and Implementation Team (Sara Davidson, UCM; Luc Declerck, UCSD [Member of the Executive Team]; […]

bX Recommender Trial for UC Libraries 4/11/-6/10/11

We are testing a potential new recommender service for UC-eLinks The University of California Libraries will be experimenting with a 2-month trial of bX Recommender (, an academic library recommender service that points users to relevant scholarly articles on the […]

UC-eLinks “Logon to your campus proxy or VPN” alert is helping users

A new feature implemented by the UC-eLinks team in July 2010 is making a huge difference — it’s a special UC-eLinks’ alert that tells users to logon to their campus proxy or VPN when we detect they are trying to […]

HathiTrust WorldCat Local Discovery Tool

Today, OCLC and HathiTrust announced the release of a WorldCat Local-based interface for the HathiTrust Digital Library, currently containing more than 4 million records.  The discovery interface is available at and will be updated on a regular basis. (Links […]

ProQuest Transition Delayed for UC

ProQuest databases are beginning a transition to a new platform beginning in January 2011; however, CDL will not activate the new platform until a later date.  In CDL and Resource Liaison testing, we have discovered problems with Web VPN compatibility […]

Let’s be consistent: Best Practices for UC Library Home Pages

UC Heads of Public Services (HOPS) appointed a task force to examine best practices for UC library home pages so that our users experience a consistently clear (and common) understanding of our services.  The task group’s report is now available. […]