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Author: Adrian Turner

SNAC wins C.F.W. Coker Award from Society of American Archivists

If you’re researching the life of Gertrude Stein and want to see all of the primary source materials created by her and documenting her life and work, you’d likely spend years trying to locate those items.  From finding her manuscripts,…

Calisphere collections now available through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Researchers are now able to explore Calisphere’s incredible collection of digital primary sources within the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). This month, the CDL successfully shared more than 225,000 metadata records from Calisphere from UC libraries and over 120…

Calisphere: Gearing up for DPLA in April

Last year, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) welcomed the California Digital Library as a DPLA Content Hub, on behalf of the UC Libraries and with the endorsement of the Council of University Librarians. In its role as DPLA…

Introducing Nancy Hoebelheinrich — DPLA Project Coordinator

Please join us in welcoming Nancy Hoebelheinrich to the CDL, as the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Project Coordinator.  As part of a 9-month project (June 2014-February 2015) funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and DPLA, Nancy…

New OAC feature: support for publication of supplemental PDF guides

Last year, we released a new tool for the Online Archive of California (OAC) called RecordEXPRESS. This tool made it even easier for OAC contributors to create collection guides using a simple web form. RecordEXPRESS also enables contributors to…

New environmental history collections now available through the OAC

The CDL is pleased to announce the availability of over 41 important collections, held by nine institutions throughout California, which document environmental history within and beyond the state. The availability of these previously “hidden” archival collections represents the successful conclusion…

RecordEXPRESS makes it easier to contribute collection guides to the OAC

CDL is pleased to announce the release of a new tool called RecordEXPRESS, which is designed to make it even easier for Online Archive of California (OAC) contributors to describe collections and contribute records to the OAC. RecordEXPRESS is a…

ARTstor Digital Library: New Features / User Registration for Image Downloads

ARTstor recently announced a number of new features and enhancements to the ARTstor Digital Library, in time for the fall semester and quarter: Filter search results by Time Period, Classification, and Geography Choose the number of thumbnails displayed Mouse-over to…

CDL-Hosted Archivists’ Toolkit/Archon Service: Now Available

By Adrian Turner, DSC Data Consultant The CDL Digital Special Collections Program is pleased to announce the availability of a new, free service for contributors to the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere websites: CDL-hosted versions of Archivists’ Toolkit

New UC Shared Images Metadata Guidelines

By Adrian Turner, Data Consultant for Digital Special Collections The UC Shared Images program recently revised and published its guidelines for shareable metadata.  Version 2.0 of the “Metadata Submission Guidelines” (MSG) is now available. The MSG provides image-based…