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October 15, 2021

Association of Research Libraries University of California, Santa Cruz to Become 126th Member of ARL. At its Fall 2021 Association Meeting held virtually September 28–October 6, the membership of the Association of Research Libraries voted to invite University of California, Santa Cruz Library to join ARL as the 126th member, effective January 1, 2022. Elizabeth Cowell, the Richard L. Press University Librarian and Presidential Chair, University Library, UC Santa Cruz, accepted the invitation. [Full Announcement].

August 26, 2021

Ex Libris The University of California, Santa Barbara implements Ex Libris campusM mobile app and web portal to improve the academic experience. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara) has implemented the Ex Libris campusM™ mobile app. As the school's comprehensive digital student platform, campusM increases the visibility of academic support resources offered to students and makes it easier to access these resources. With the easy-to-use campusM app, UC Santa Barbara delivers a personalized experience that enables students to view class-related information, such as their schedule, assignments, and grades, as well as library resources, bus timetables, campus news, and more. [Full Announcement].

March 16, 2021

University of California. UC secures landmark open access deal with world’s largest scientific publisher. The University of California 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 more UC research into the hands of individuals across the globe at a time when international collaboration to fight COVID-19 has illuminated the value of open access to scientific findings. [Full Announcement].

June 16, 2020

University of California. UC reaches groundbreaking open access deal with leading global publisher. The University of California announced a transformative open access publishing agreement that will make more of the University's research freely and immediately available to individuals and researchers across the globe. The deal furthers the global push for open access to scientific research by bringing together UC, which accounts for nearly 10 percent of all U.S. publishing output, and Springer Nature, the world's second-largest academic publisher. The agreement, which is the largest open access agreement in North America to date, and the first for Springer Nature in the U.S., signals increasing global momentum and support for the open access movement. As leaders in accelerating the pace of scientific discovery, UC and Springer Nature aim to get research into the hands of scholars and the public to help solve the world's most pressing problems, including those in the critically important fields of medicine and health care. [Full Announcement].

March 3, 2020

Ex Libris University of California Libraries adopt Ex Libris Higher-Ed Cloud Platform to facilitate access to collections and systemwide collaboration. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, aannounced that the University of California Libraries have selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to deploy a systemwide integrated library system. [Full Announcement].

January 6, 2020

University of California. UC selects Ex Libris for Systemwide ILS. The University of California (UC) Libraries have selected the Ex Libris Alma and Primo services to deploy the Systemwide Integrated Library System (SILS). The Council of University Librarians (CoUL) made this decision following the SILS Request for Proposal and careful consideration of the libraries’ goals and requirements for a shared solution. We have reached this important project milestone thanks to the hard work and expertise of many; phase 3 involved over sixty project cohort members and extensive, systemwide consultation and review. [Full Announcement].

September 21, 2018

TIND UC Berkeley selects TIND Digital Archive. The University of California, Berkeley has selected the TIND Digital Archive (TIND DA) to manage its extensive digital collections. TIND DA will allow UC Berkeley to migrate the many existing digital collections from various sources and systems, as well as providing workflows for contributing newly digitized and converted material into one central location. [Full Announcement].

August 7, 2018

TIND UC Berkeley Law goes live on TIND ILS. TIND was selected by the University of California, Berkeley Law Library to provide their cloud-based Integrated Library System (TIND ILS), replacing Sierra ILS. As part of the implementation, TIND has developed a new acquisitions and serials module in close partnership with the library. The system is launched with GOBI real-time acquisitions and supports payment export to UC Berkeley’s central ERP system. The TIND ILS will also be integrated with EBSCO Discovery Service. [Full Announcement].

April 10, 2018

Ex Libris University of California Hastings College of the Law selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo solutions. Ex Libris announced that the University of California Hastings College of the Law has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to replace the Innovative Sierra integrated library system and the Innovative Encore discovery layer. [Full Announcement].

April 4, 2017

Ex Libris UC Santa Barbara chooses Ex Libris Alma and Primo solutions. Ex Libris announced that the University of California, Santa Barbara has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and Primo discovery and delivery solution to manage and expose the library’s increasingly diverse collections and to deliver a streamlined user experience. [Full Announcement].

January 26, 2016

EBSCO Information Services The University of California Berkeley has selected EBSCO Discovery Service. The University of California, Berkeley has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to provide its users with the highest quality results from articles, e-books, the library catalog, institutional repositories, and other sources. [Full Announcement].

January 6, 2016

Ex Libris The ARL member chooses Ex Libris cloud solutions to power the four libraries in the UC Davis library system. Ex Libris a ProQuest company,announced that University of California, Davis has acquired the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution and the Primo discovery solution. [Full Announcement].

October 21, 2013

University of California. University of California Libraries receive grant to support Phase 2 of the Western Regional Storage Trust. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of California Libraries a three-year grant to continue development of the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST), a distributed shared print repository program for retrospective journal archives. More than one hundred libraries participate in the Trust, including libraries from the University of California system, Stanford University, Arizona State University, the University of Washington, and other members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC). Under the second phase of the WEST program, participating libraries will continue to consolidate print journal backfiles at major library storage facilities and at selected campus locations. [Full Announcement].

August 20, 2012

Kuali Foundation. Kuali Coeus proposal development goes live at University of California, Irvine. University of California, Irvine has gone live and is now operating in the production environment of Kuali Coeus. This is the first of two phases of Proposal Development implementation at UCI, that includes the Proposal Data and Institutional Proposal, replacing UCI’s paper-based proposal routing. [Full Announcement].

January 13, 2012

OCLC 28 more libraries join the OCLC WorldShare Management Services community. Since July 1, 2011, 28 libraries have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the first truly cooperative, Webscale management services for libraries that streamline cataloging, acquisitions, circulation, license management and workflows, and offer a next-gen discovery tool for library users. This brings the number of libraries worldwide committed to using OCLC WorldShare Management Services to 171. [Full Announcement].

September 30, 2011

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Second wave of early agreements for Sierra announced. Innovative announced that a total of 75 library organizations, representing over 300 individual libraries, have entered into agreements to be partners in or early implementers of the Sierra Services Platform. [Full Announcement].

June 22, 2011

Relais International Two more California academic libraries Select Relais Express. Relais International announced that the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of California, Riverside have selected and are implementing Relais Express. This brings the number of University of California libraries using Relais Express to seven libraries. [Full Announcement].

November 10, 2008

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Encore Recently Installed at a Eleven Academic Libraries. Innovative announced today that its Encore Services team recently installed the product at eleven academic libraries: Cabrillo College (CA); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (MI); California State University, Long Beach; Florida Memorial College; Rochester Institute of Technology (NY); Trinity University (TX); UC Santa Cruz (CA); University of Denver (CO); University of Hong Kong; University of Memphis (TN); and University of New Hampshire. [Full Announcement].

June 10, 2008

Relais International University of California, San Francisco selects Relais Express. Relais International announced that UC – San Francisco Library has selected Relais Express. The software is designed for easy scanning and delivery of documents to patrons and to other libraries. Library staff can convert paper documents to electronic format by scanning, or they can use existing electronic documents anywhere on their network for desktop delivery to their patrons. Delivery can be done via FTP to Ariel, Odyssey, Post to Web, Email attachment, or fax. Relais Express also receives electronic documents from Ariel and Odyssey. [Full Announcement].

22, 2007

University of California. University of California Libraries collaborate with OCLC on next generation Melvyl Catalog. The University of California Libraries are working in collaboration with OCLC Online Computer Library Center to pilot a Next Generation Melvyl Catalog supported by OCLC’s WorldCat Local system. Working with OCLC gives UC the opportunity to provide users a single search and request service that begins with materials held in the University of California Libraries and expands to collections in libraries around the world in the WorldCat system, as well as a selection of article citations—all through one online catalog. Other features will initially include a single search box, relevancy ranking of search results, result sets that bring multiple versions of a work together, faceted browsing, citation formatting options and cover art. [Full Announcement].

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