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Category: Systemwide Library Information

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 […]

Welcome, Daisy Nip!

Please join us in welcoming Daisy Nip, CDL’s new Systemwide Data Analyst in Systemwide Library Planning. Daisy joins us from the County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services (DHS), where she developed and implemented a program for managing and […]

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 […]

UC secures landmark open access deal with world’s largest scientific publisher

The University of California today (March 16) announced a pioneering open access agreement with the world’s largest scientific publisher, Elsevier, making significantly more of the University’s research available to people worldwide — immediately and at no cost. The deal will put […]

Joanne Miller moves to UC Academic Senate

Joanne Miller, Systemwide Library Planning Analyst at CDL, will be leaving us to take a new position as an analyst with the UC Academic Senate. This is a wonderful opportunity for Joanne – she will make a valuable contribution to […]

Explore, Advocate, Build, Connect: CDL’s 2013-2014 Annual Report

CDL is pleased to announce the release of its CDL AnnualReport 2013-2014. Over the past year, CDL continued to develop and refine its service portfolio at a remarkable pace, completing seven major milestones and conducting exploratory projects focused on understanding […]

UC Libraries Statement on Authors Guild v. HathiTrust Digital Library Appellate Court Ruling

The University of California Libraries join with our HathiTrust colleagues in welcoming the decision by the Second Circuit of the US Court of Appeals that key services of the HathiTrust Digital Library – digitization for the purpose of full-text searching […]

UC Libraries Advisory Structure (UCLAS) Coordinating Committee Chair Appointed

By Marlo Young (UCSD), UCLAS Communications Manager Monthly updates from the new University of California Advisory Structure will commence in October 2013. Rosalie Lack (CDL) has been appointed Chair of the Coordinating Committee. More detail on the UCLAS Charge to […]

Next Generation Technical Services Management Team Final Report

The Council of University Librarians (CoUL) has just endorsed the Next Generation Technical Services Management Team Final Report ( The NGTS Management Team established a model for cross-functional working groups and project management that continues via the new UC Libraries […]

Introducing the Open Access Policy Implementation (OAPI) project

On July 24, 2013, the Academic Senate of the University of California passed an Open Access Policy, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no […]