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What happened to Melvyl?

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Posted: 19 Jun, 2011
by: Kupersmith J.
Updated: 07 Jan, 2012
by: Kupersmith J.
On June 24, 2011, the version of the Melvyl catalog known as "current Melvyl" was retired from service.  It was replaced by the version which had been known as the "Next Generation Melvyl Pilot".

The new Melvyl system offers:
  • the ability to search just the UC Libraries (our default setting), or expand the search to find items in over 10,000 libraries worldwide.
  • UC books digitized by Google and materials from the Online Archive of California, UC eScholarship, and UC Press.
  • journal article content from the ArticleFirst, British Library Inside, ERIC (education), and Medline databases.
  • automatic formatting of citations for your bibliography.
  • and many other features.
OskiCat, the UC Berkeley library catalog, remains in use.  It shows which libraries on the UC Berkeley campus have an item, and its "My OskiCat" feature lets you see your list of items checked out, renew items, and recall items checked out to another borrower.

For more information, see Guide to Library Catalogs.
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