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Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives (JARDA): Web Site Updated

The CDL is pleased to announce the release of the updated Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives (JARDA) web site, accessible at:

JARDA is a digital thematic collection within the Online Archive of California (OAC) that documents the experience of Japanese Americans in World War II internment camps.  Representatives from 10 participating OAC contributing institutions selected a broad range of primary sources to be digitized.  More than 10,000 digital images have been created, complemented by 20,000 pages of TEI-encoded letters, oral histories, reports, and other documents.  These materials are described in 28 EAD finding aids.

Previously, the web site was dependent on the Dynaweb system for access to finding aids, images, and texts.  The new web site preserves and amplifies earlier functionality, and now searches the OAC 2.0 DLXS system for finding aids in addition to the CDL METS Repository for images and texts.

JARDA is one of the first sites that uses the Interface Customization Tools for the CDL METS Repository, which allows contributing institutions to query the METS repository and customize (or brand) its look and feel.

We look forward to your feedback on the new web site.  Please send comments to