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Put Crowdsourcing to Work for Your Library

Does your library need help transcribing manuscripts or radio broadcasts? Do you need help identifying people and places in photographs? Could you use a hand in finding constellations in historical celestial maps or identifying bird species in old prints? Then […]

Alexander Street Press & Chadwyck-Healey databases move to ProQuest platform

In March 2020, individual Alexander Street Press (ASP) and Chadwyck-Healey (CH) literature collections became available on the main ProQuest platform and are cross-searchable with other relevant literature and multi-disciplinary content on the platform. According to the transition FAQ, the new […]

New Resource: ProQuest Historical Newspaper (HNP) and History Vault (HV) EBA Pilot

The ProQuest Historical Newspaper (HNP) and History Vault (HV) pilot plan is available to all ten UC campuses through 4/30/2021 and includes access to the online collections: 52 Historical Newspapers (US and International titles), and 45 History Vault […]

New Resource: MIT Press Direct eBooks 2020

All UC campuses now have access to MIT Press Direct eBooks 2020 Frontlist which will contain approximately 150 books. The 2020 Frontlist will be comprised of the following subject collections: economics; environmental science; philosophy; and science, technology, and society, and […]

eBook Usability Criteria and Case Study Report

In light of the global coronavirus pandemic, campus closures and significant disruption to teaching, learning, and research, our UC campuses have moved to e-format resources purchasing to allow our researchers quick access to the needed materials. Because print collections at […]

Michael Urashka moves to UCSF

Michael Urashka, who joined CDL in April of 2017 from LBNL, has accepted a new position at UCSF which brings the attractions of a (much) shorter commute and new challenges.  Here’s wishing Michael well in his new opportunity and we […]

CDL COVID-19 Update

Update (6/3/20): Bay Area counties have updated their shelter in place orders with a phased re-opening approach for some businesses; however, the shelter in place order is still in place for the general population. Currently, CDL will remain on telecommute […]

Congratulations to Alana Miller

Alana Miller, who has been CDL’s wonderful UX content strategist since 2015, has accepted a new position with Kaiser Permanente’s Digital Experience Center. Her last day at CDL will be January 21, 2020. Alana has been a key force in […]

CDL office closure Dec. 23, 2019 (2 PM) – Jan. 1, 2020

This year, UC’s Office of the President (UCOP), including the California Digital Library (CDL), will be officially closed during the Winter and New Year holiday periods from Monday, December 23, 2019 at 2 PM through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The […]

Changes are afoot for CDL’s Mass Digitization team!

As of Oct. 1, the Publishing & Special Collections team is delighted to welcome Renata Ewing, Paul Fogel, and Kathryn Stine into its ranks. This transition will provide opportunities to expand upon both existing and newly identified common and complementary […]