News Release


November 21, 2006


Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries Releases Three New Enhancements to Gold Rush



The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries has just released three new enhancements to help sites better manage their holdings in Gold Rush.  Sites can now upload a new or existing title list into their holdings and they can also add individual journals to a new or existing list. The third feature provides the option to display or not display the date notes field depending on if a hard coded date is provided.  Adding titles to a new or existing title list is particularly useful for sites that need to quickly add or make changes to a database and don’t have the time for the list to be centrally loaded by Alliance staff. 



Upload title list to new or existing list

We have created a custom loader where sites can upload a tab delimited list of titles that includes key metadata such as journal title, ISSN, full text start and stop dates, citation dates and date notes.  We have added a couple of new features to the custom loader.  Sites can now indicate at the journal level whether or not a title is open access.   They can also select from a drop down box a customized URL for a particular title list.  For example, for several Gold Rush customers, we have created customized url’s that drill down to holdings in their local library catalog.  Now when loading a title list, sites can select this url from the drop down box.  Title list updates should be reflected in the public and staff interfaces the next day.


Add a journal to a new or existing list

When libraries want to add just a few titles to an existing list or create a very short list of titles, they can do this with the “Add a journal” feature.  This new feature includes a data entry form where sites can type in the metadata for each journal and update them on an individual basis.  Changes are reflected in real time in the staff and public interface.    


The “Upload title list” and “Add a journal feature” are in the Staff Holdings module of Gold Rush under Title Lists. The date notes functionality is also under the Holdings module but under “Manage Database Dates”.  Full documentation for the enhancements can be found at:  From the left hand menu items select Documentation and choose the “Holdings” document..  Refer to page 9 of the documentation for date notes functionality. Pages 26-33 provide instruction on adding a title list or new journal to Gold Rush.


The Colorado Alliance will continue to load title lists, and sites can select these into their holdings. Now they also have the flexibility to create their own lists or simply add titles on an “add needed” basis.  We hope sites will take advantage of these new enhancements.


To encourage sites to explore the new enhancements, we will offer training.  Call the Colorado Alliance to schedule a training session. You can send email questions to [log in to unmask] or contact Rose or George at 303-759-3399. 



Gold Rush is web-based central digital registry of databases and electronic journals including both stand-alone and titles embedded within aggregated services. Gold Rush Complete offers a suite of tools for public access and staff management. The web-based search interface is intuitive, and allows for easy searching of electronic journals and databases showing full-text from primary publishers, aggregators and indexing/abstracting services. In addition, Gold Rush Complete also employs a full featured link resolver (Open URL) with linking at three levels: article, journal title and where a citation is indexed.


The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries was created in 1974, and is a tax-exempt not-for-profit consortium of ten libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. As a multi-vendor, multi-service provider for its member libraries, the Alliance offers opportunities for group purchasing of electronic databases, systems operations, web-hosting and personnel development. The Alliance is also the developer and operations manager of Prospector, an electronically unified catalog of the collections held by 23 academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Based in Denver, Colorado, the Alliance is a member of the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC).


For more information about Gold Rush or to set up a trial of Gold Rush, contact the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries ( [log in to unmask] email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ) or (303-759-3399). Ask for George Machovec or Rose Nelson. Visit on the web at:


Rose Nelson

Systems Librarian

Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries

303-759-3399 X103 (ph)

303-759-3363 (fax)