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Toward a National Archival Finding Aid Network: planning initiative update and release of new report

We are pleased to share the availability of a new report, “Finding Aid Aggregation at a Crossroads” (“Crossroads”): https://escholarship.org/uc/item/5sp13112 This report is a primary deliverable of the “Toward a National Archival Finding Aid Network” project, a one-year (October 2018 –

SCP Serials Cataloging Switching to Separate Record Approach: Phase II

Starting April 1, 2019, SCP catalogers began using the separate record approach for cataloging electronic serials. Note: The change impacts how users see CDL online resources in their local catalog. The display of serial records will vary during the transition.

Anna Striker joins CDL as Shared Print Operations and Collections Analyst

The Collection Development & Management Program welcomes Anna Striker as Operations and Collections Analyst for the Shared Print Team. Anna will coordinate operations, collections analysis, statistics, and reporting for both the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) and for UC Libraries’

Welcome to Mahjabeen Yucekul, P&SC’s new Senior Software Engineer

We are excited to have Mahjabeen Yucekul join the Publishing & Special Collections group as our new Senior Software Engineer, starting August 1, 2019. Mahjabeen will be responsible for the technical architecture, operations, and continued evolution of the publication management

CDL Job Opening: UC3 Senior Software Developer

The UC Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library is recruiting for a Senior Software developer.  This is a technical lead position that will be responsible for the thought leadership, technical architecture, operations, and development across the UC3 services

Campus Melvyl instances successfully transition to WorldCat Discovery

On July 9th, the move of UC Berkeley’s Melvyl instance from WorldCat Local to WorldCat Discovery (WCD) as the underlying platform marked the successful completion of all campus Melvyl instances to WorldCat Discovery. The transition of the final campus Melvyl

Contemporary Women’s Issues database gets enhanced

Gale has begun updating several of its products in order to increase access to library resources online by implementing enhancements designed to improve usability and discoverability. According to the Enhancements Overview, improvements include: Enhanced product platform—Provides a unified experience across

ProQuest Congressional redesign launches on July 24th

ProQuest will launch a redesigned ProQuest Congressional interface on July 24, 2019. According to the redesign webpage, the changes are intended to facilitate the retrieval of information by students unfamiliar with government content, while maintaining the ability of more sophisticated

WEST Member Survey for 2019 Program Assessment and Strategic Planning

WEST has made a practice of engaging in program assessment and strategic planning approximately every three years. This year, WEST has launched its third program assessment, the results of which will inform strategic planning undertaken by the WEST Executive Committee

Why WEST? Members Discuss the Value and Future of WEST and Shared Print during the WEST Member Meeting at ALA Annual 2019

On Sunday, June 23rd, WEST members, and colleagues from other shared print programs, gathered for WEST’s biannual member meeting. The highlight of the meeting was indisputably a panel discussion by members exploring the value of WEST, shared print in general,