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SCOPUS…database by Elsevier

May 12th, 2014 by Mary Wood

UC Davis 2000-2013 documents by subject area



The California Digital Library has purchased a one-year trial to Scopus : a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with tools to track, analyze and visualize research.


Scopus is an Elsevier product that helps to see which articles are citing which other articles, how they are being cited, how they are being used in other ways (online mentions, social media mentions), how they relate to the author’s body of work, how the journals in which they are published match up with the field as a whole, and more.


Scopus also integrates with Embase:
Records in Embase with citing articles will have a link to open Scopus so one can view the citing articles.

Also, Scopus is considered an essential database to search when conducting systematic reviews

See the Facts and Figures flyer or Content Overview page for more information about Scopus.

NEW – Open Access Fund Pilot

October 22nd, 2012 by Mary Wood

UC Davis Open Access Fund pilot (UCD-OAF) supports
Academic Senate, Academic Federation members, faculty, post-docs, residents, fellows, and graduate students
who want to make their journal articles free to all readers immediately upon publication.

UCD-OAF provides Davis authors reimbursement up to $1000/article for open access fees for those publishing in full open access journals  (journals in which all articles are published open access)

The fund is intended to subsidize reasonable open access publishing charges for researchers when funds are otherwise unavailable. Eligible charges include article processing fees for fully open access journals.


The California Digital Library and UC Davis University Library are providing the funds in order to support UCD authors interested in reshaping models of scholarly publishing.
The University Library will track how the funds are spent, and the success and sustainability of the pilot will be evaluated.
The chief goals of the program include fostering greater dissemination of the work of University of California, Davis scholars and encouraging author control of copyright.

additional information and application

EZID Summer 2012 Webinar

July 26th, 2012 by Mary Wood





EZID Webinar

Who should attend: researchers and librarians supporting researchers
Wed Aug 15, 2012
2:00 – 3:00pm
Speaker: Joan Starr
Location: Library Instruction Room LIR , 2nd floor, Shields Library

Do you manage or help others manage any kinds of digital objects, such as texts, data sets, terms, or images? Do you need an easy solution to citing and providing access to this kind of work?

EZID makes it simple for researchers and others to obtain and manage long-term identifiers (DOIs and ARKs) for their digital content. Citation information can also be associated with the identifiers, and this makes DOIs and ARKs powerful tools for tracking usage, getting credit for work, sharing data, and have it reused for more research.

In this free summer webinar, Joan Starr will cover:

why data citation and long-term identifiers are important to researchers;
how EZID can provide an easy-to-use, easy-to-implement identifier service for your institution;
an overview of EZID’s features;
and, how to get started

Joan Starr manages the EZID service for the California Digital Library (CDL), a service that makes it easy to create and manage unique, long-term identifiers. Joan is Chair of the Metadata Working Group at DataCite, an international organization working for easier access to and increased acceptance of research data in scholarly communications. She engages with a wide range of data management stakeholders, including researchers, libraries, data centers, archives and repositories. She is also Strategic and Project Planning Manager for the CDL.

More information about EZID

Web Archiving Service

February 13th, 2012 by Mary Wood


The Web Archiving Service, from the California Digital Library, enables librarians, archivists and researchers to capture, curate and preserve websites and web‐published materials.  WAS makes it easy to build web archives, with scheduling and other tools to help manage your archive. You control public access to your archives and can configure the appearance and navigation of each archive. We also provide collection development consultation and help desk support for web archiving questions.

WAS collection stats & trends:  January 2012

82 archives actively collected
1,704 sites archived
1.2 terabytes of content added
UC Irvine archived 495 campus websites
WRCA archived 488 California water agency and resource sites


Library of Congress …..Web Archiving

In 2000, the Library of Congress established a pilot project to collect and preserve websites. A multidisciplinary team of Library staff studied methods to evaluate, select, collect, catalog, provide access to, and preserve these materials for future generations of researchers.

The Library has developed thematic web archives on such topics as the United States National Elections, the Iraq War, and the events of September 11. More about these collections plus many other available collections can be found at the Library of Congress Public Web Archives website.

In July 2003, the Library and the national libraries of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the British Library (UK), and the Internet Archive (USA) acknowledged the importance of international collaboration for preserving Internet content for future generations and formed the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC).

In 2004, the Library’s Office of Strategic Initiatives created a Web Archiving Team to support the goal of managing and sustaining at-risk digital content. The team is charged with building a Library-wide understanding and technical infrastructure for capturing web content. The team, in collaboration with a variety of Library staff, and national and international partners, is identifying policy issues, establishing best practices and building tools to collect and preserve web content.

The 2005 Hurricane Katrina and Rita web archive collaboration included work by the Library of Congress,  Internet Archive, California Digital Library, and other similar institutions who nominated news, personal, relief and government websites to be captured and archived.

As of January 2012, the Library has collected about 285 terabytes of web archive data; view public web archive collections here.

Library of Congress catalogers at their desks, Library of Congress (circa 1920)