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February 25, 2014

EBSCO Information Services Agreement between California Digital Library and EBSCO Information Services adds more than 30,000 publications. The eScholarship collection from California Digital Library is now searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO Discovery Service users may search the full text of more than 30,000 publications from eScholarshipís robust collection. EBSCO continues to add a variety of sources to EDS providing users with the most comprehensive collection of content. [Full Announcement].

April 18, 2011

California Digital Library. Moving Forward with Next Generation Melvyl. With the endorsement of the University Librarians, UCLA will procure WorldCat Local as the infrastructure for Next Generation Melvyl; once finished, Melvyl @ University of California will become UCís official Melvyl discovery and access service. The decision was made after an initial pilot launch in April 2008 and an extensive evaluation phase beginning in August of 2009 that included input from UC students, faculty, staff, librarians, and from those outside the UC system. Timelines will be developed for a plan for discontinuing the current Melvyl catalog, after a short overlap period that will extend for two weeks past the end of finals on all campuses. Using WorldCat Local moves discovery beyond the local level to the network level. While limiting the scope of discovery to local catalogs made sense in the analog library in order to meet timely delivery expectations, this technique makes less sense in the digital library environment, where the delivery of information to users depends less on a userís location than on her credentials. [Full Announcement].

October 13, 2008

ProQuest California Digital Library chooses Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager for E-Resource Management and 360 Counter for E-Resource Assessment. California Digital Library has chosen Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager and 360 Counter to manage and assess the CDL's electronic resources and shared licensing activities. [Full Announcement].

September 22, 2008

California Digital Library. Serials Solutions chosen as Electronic Resources Management System. After a careful evaluation, CDL has selected Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager to manage the CDLís shared licensing activities for Tier 1 and CDL-supported Tier 2 resources. [Full Announcement].

January 16, 2006

Ex Libris California Digital Library selects Verde for ERMS. Ex Libris announced that the California Digital Library, a longstanding Ex Libris customer, has purchased Verde, the companyís solution for electronic resource management. This implementation of Verde adds to CDLís suite of existing Ex Libris products that already include the ALEPH Union Catalog, SFX, and MetaLib. [Full Announcement].

December 6, 2001

Fretwell-Downing Informatics. Fretwell-Downing, Inc. Software Chosen by the California Digital Library. The University of California libraries will expand their interlibrary-loan Request service to include new user and staff functions. Scheduled to start immediately and conclude in mid-2002, the UC libraries will take this major step forward in campus-wide resource-sharing through a partnership between the California Digital Library and Fretwell- Downing, Inc., the standards-based digital library company based in Atlanta, Kansas, and England. [Full Announcement].

June 16, 2001

Ex Libris Ex Libris Inc. announces multiple SFX sales. Ex Libris announced that they have signed up and are in the midst of implementing a long list of new SFX customers. SFX is a unique and revolutionary tool for navigation and discovery, delivering powerful linking services in the scholarly information environment. With SFX, these libraries can define rules that allow SFX to dynamically create links that fully integrate their information resources regardless of who hosts them Ė the library itself or external information providers. The user is presented with context-sensitive links that are dynamically configured on the basis of the institution''s e-collections. [Full Announcement].