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Video: Research Data Matters

May 13, 2016

Why is research data management important and what is the impact of good data management practices?

University of California Press and California Digital Library partner with Collaborative Knowledge Foundation to build open source publishing platform

May 12, 2016

California Digital Library and University of California Press are pleased to announce their partnership with Collaborative Knowledge Foundation to develop Editoria, a new open source, digital-first book production platform.
Through the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CDL and UCP have launched a project to create an open source platform for content and workflow management of book-length works. The goal of the project is to build a shared resource for presses and library publishers to automate book production in multiple formats using an adaptable, web-based production workflow system.
CKF, UCP and CDL are taking a cooperative approach to product design and development and will be setting up a site to make this methodology available to the public in the coming weeks. The Editoria project will continue through 2016 with a launch in early 2017.

Reimagined Libraries

April 28, 2016

UC Merced Library’s Deputy University Librarian, Donald Barclay, follows the upwards and download trends associated with libraries and reveals how they have reinvented themselves to meet users’ needs. See “Has the library outlived is usefulness in the age of Internet? You’d be surprised” in The Conversation.

41,000 new items to explore on Calisphere

April 7, 2016

Flying bees, North Korean propaganda, and Catholicism in Los Angeles are just some of the subjects represented in the more than 41,000 new items recently added to Calisphere. The 56 new collections from Loyola Marymount University, Orange County Public Libraries, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, and the University of the Pacific are now available on the site. Calisphere’s new metadata infrastructure has made it possible to provide access to more digital content than ever before. This time last year, on the old platform, Calisphere provided access to approximately 250,000 digital objects; today, the new site has almost double that amount and is now approaching half a million items.
Follow this link to see a full list of the new collections.

Proquest Critical Maintenance

March 21, 2016

Proquest will be performing critical maintenance during the first weeks of April which will briefly affect access to a variety of their products.
On Saturday April 2, 2016, ProQuest will be performing maintenance that will affect access to select Humanities databases, scheduled to begin at 2pm PST and lasting for eight (8) hours. Databases in domains will not be available, such as American Film Institute (AFI), C19 Index, Patrologia Latina, and others.
On Thursday April 7, 2016, ProQuest’s EBL and Ebook Central platforms will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance from 2:00 pm up to 4:00 pm PST. Ebooks through Proquest may be unavailable during this time.

Exhibit Reception: Selected Works - Graduate Student Research at UC Merced

March 14, 2016

Come see how UCM graduate students are pursuing exciting research projects that make major contributions to their fields. In this second installment of the Selected Works exhibit, the accomplishments and research of two selected graduate students are highlighted.

ProQuest Critical Maintenance

March 11, 2016

On Saturday March 12, 2016, ProQuest will be installing critical updates to its systems infrastructure. The window is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM PST and will last for eight (8) hours. During this time, a variety of products on the ProQuest platform (like Proquest Congressional Databases and research tools like Pivot) may not be accessible.

60 MINUTES Now Available

March 10, 2016

All UC campuses now have access to 60 MINUTES: 1997-2014 through the Alexander Street Press platform. The collection provides 350 hours of video from 17 years of broadcasts, including many segments not available anywhere else. This range of content offers endless applications for students and researchers. The collection also includes 175 hours of bonus segments from the CBS News program Sunday Morning, whose news pieces and cultural features create a fitting complement to 60 MINUTES content. The addition of this bonus programming brings the collection to a total of 525 hours of CBS News content.
Visit and for more information.

Wiley Online Journals

February 22, 2016

The California Digital Library and Wiley are in negotiations currently for renewal of the Wiley journal package. Unfortunately, Wiley has chosen to stop UC access to all Wiley journals in the package until negotiations are concluded. CDL is working as quickly as possible to resolve this problem and restore access to these journals. Should you have questions or concerns as to this issue, please contact Jim Dooley, Head, Collection Services at

ProQuest Critical Maintenance

February 11, 2016

On Saturday February 13, 2016, ProQuest will be performing critical maintenance. The window is scheduled to begin at 7pm PST and will last for six (6) hours. During this time, a variety of products on the ProQuest platform may not be accessible.