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Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library Finishes Digitization

Working together with CDL and Google, UCSD has finished digitizing nearly 100,000 volumes from the collections of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library ( – the world’s largest oceanographic library. Included are works on marine biologyclimate scienceecologygeology, and many other subjects. The collection includes scientific expedition reports from as far back as the 18th century, many of which were previously unavailable in digital form. We’re very excited to have these wonderful materials join our other UC collections in HathiTrust.

The Scripps Library is one of many UC collections that have been digitized recently. Among others, thousands of books from the East Asian library ( at UCLA, the Science and Engineering library at UCSC, and the great variety of materials at NRLF are going online every month. The Mass Digitization group at CDL continues to coordinate and facilitate this work, and we are constantly surprised by its depth and breadth. You’ll find more information at Google and UCSD, and keep an eye out further updates from CDL on the next UC collections going digital!


The California Sea Lion

The California Sea Lion (Image from UCSD Libraries)