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UC Libraries Statement on Authors Guild v. HathiTrust Digital Library Appellate Court Ruling

The University of California Libraries join with our HathiTrust colleagues in welcoming the decision by the Second Circuit of the US Court of Appeals that key services of the HathiTrust Digital Library – digitization for the purpose of full-text searching and access for the print-disabled – are fair uses under US copyright law.

Last updated: June 16, 2014

Data Management Planning Tool More Responsive to Researchers’ Needs

The University of California and several partners have released a new version of a free tool that helps researchers and their institutions create effective data management plans required by the federal government.

The DMPTool v2 aids researchers with this critical component of research practice required by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF). Under the 2013 Office of Science and Technology Policy directive, this requirement will expand to nearly all federal agencies within the next year.

Last updated: June 3, 2014

UC Libraries Advisory Structure Bimonthly Report

Re: UC Libraries Advisory Structure Bimonthly Report
To: UC Libraries Advisory Structure (for information)
Users Council (via Ellen Meltzer for information & distribution)
CoUL (for information)
LAUC (via Nick Robinson for information & distribution)
From: Coordinating Committee, UC Libraries Advisory Structure (via Marlo Young, Communications Manager)
Date: 19 May 2014

UC Libraries Colleagues,

Last updated: May 27, 2014

UC Special Collections Highlighted

In a news article on the University of California website, UC archival collections are highlighted across the campuses. States the article, “While there’s no other band like the Grateful Dead, UC Santa Cruz is in good company insofar as housing archives of cultural significance. The University of California is home to dozens of special collections at its 10 campuses.

Last updated: May 22, 2014

DPLA Welcomes CDL and UC Libraries Participation: Content Hub Launch

Today, April 17, 2014, the Digital Public Library of America welcomed the California Digital Library, in collaboration with the ten-campus University of California (UC) Libraries system, as a DPLA Content Hub. A Content Hub is a centralized aggregation point for a large corpus of metadata from one or more institutions, which DPLA can harvest and display in its public access system.

Last updated: April 28, 2014

Statistics Common Knowledge Group: Call for members

Re: Common Knowledge Group Call for Members
To: UC Libraries Advisory Structure (for information)
Users Council (via Ellen Meltzer for information & distribution)
LAUC (via Nick Robinson for information & distribution)
From: UC Libraries Advisory Structure (via Marlo Young, Communications Manager)
Date: 14 April 2014

This memo serves as call for members interested in a new UC Libraries Statistics Common Knowledge Group (CKG).

Last updated: April 15, 2014

Common Knowledge Group Call for Members : UC Shared Visual Resources

This memo serves as call for members interested in a new UC Shared Visual Resources Common Knowledge Group (CKG).

Membership is open to all levels of staff interested in and responsible for building shared visual resource collections.  The Common Knowledge Group Charter containing more detail, and general information about CKGs, is available online at:http://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/ckg

Last updated: May 6, 2014

The University of California awards contract to Symplectic for the implementation of a publication harvesting system to support UC’s Open Access Policy

The California Digital Library (CDL), in conjunction with University of California campus partners, has chosen Symplectic as the vendor to implement a publication harvesting system in support of the UC Open Access Policy, passed by the Academic Senate in July 2013. 

Last updated: March 3, 2014

NGTS POT7 LT2 Report: Responding to the Changing Collection Development & Management Landscape in UC Libraries

One of the outstanding NGTS items assigned to the UC Libraries Advisory Structure’s Strategic Action Group 3: Collection Building & Management (SAG3), was the final report from POT 7 LT2, “Responding to the Changing Collection Development and Management Landscape in the UC Libraries: The Role of the Collections Librarian”

Last updated: May 6, 2014

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