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Vendor visit: Gale

Representatives from Gale will be visiting campus on Tuesday, June 4 from 9-10. We'll meet in 251 Doe (Librarian's Office conference room).

No need to RSVP. Just show up if you'd like to talk with these reps about existing subscriptions or future offerings.


May 14, 2013 | Categories: Digital Collection | mphillip

SCP Update

"Some interesting developments and cancellations have kept" SCP "on [their toes] the last few months." Among the new additions are a bunch of records for the ENGnetBASE DDA (demand driven acquistions) pilot. Also lots of Chinese-language cataloging. Read all about it in the latest SCP Update.

May 07, 2013 | Categories: Cataloging at UC & Beyond | mphillip

Update to Tracing Material Within the Catalog Department's Workflow

I'm pleased to say that since the service went live in August 2011, the Catalog Department has been able to keep up with the many tracing requests that come in each week. As a result, we have enhanced both the BadCat tracing form and the Tracing Policy.

The form has been updated to include a 7th scenario for tracing urgently needed items, namely those not yet cataloged which have a Millennium order record received date 6 months prior to the current date. The form also now includes a field to include the Millennium order record received date. Both changes are reflected in the revised policy document which can be found either from the BadCat tracing form, or via the Catalog Department's website.

The direct URL is:

Note: if you have recently viewed this document, you may need to hit the "reload" button on your browser to load the newest version, which is dated 2013/04/10 at the bottom of the document.

Thanks very much to Robert Smith, Michael Meacham, and Lisa Weber for working to get the web and procedural changes into place.



May 01, 2013 | Categories: Catalog Department, Operations | lrowliso

Trial: PolicyMap is an online data and mapping tool with applications for  students and faculty.  It can be used in undergraduate and graduate curriculums related to sociology, urban studies, community and economic development, public administration, public health, policy and political science, education, business (real estate and marketing), and geography, among others. Users can leverage over 15,000 US data indicators in PolicyMap to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis, from a neighborhood census block up to a national level, as well as by creating custom regions, for their research and studies. The indicators are related to demographics, neighborhood conditions, real estate markets, money and income, jobs and economy, education, crime, health, and more.   PolicyMap data can be presented as maps, tables, charts and reports that can be incorporated into papers, presentations, blogs and websites.  In addition, students can upload unlimited amounts of their own address-based data for use in PolicyMap, and can share these maps with others.

Trial runs through mid-May. Send feedback to David E.

Apr 15, 2013 | Categories: Trials | mphillip

Vendor visit: Emerald

A representative from Emerald Group Publishing will be here on Tuesday, April 23 from 10-11. We will meet in the 212/218 Doe conference area. (The room is keycode access so just knock to have someone let you in.)


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