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Author: Jason Colman

Announcing the UC Library Reprints Service

By Jason Colman, Project Specialist, Mass Digitization The UC Libraries have digitized hundreds of thousands of public domain books from their collections.  Now, in partnership with Hewlett-Packard, many of these books will be made available for purchase as reading copies […]

Reading 5 Million Books at Once: Google N-Grams at TEDxBoston

Google has digitized millions of books from libraries across the world, including the UC Libraries. While our digitized books are great for traditional reading and research, the corpus also offers a unique opportunity for new kinds of inquiry. For instance: […]

HathiTrust – It Just Gets Better

HathiTrust full-text search now leverages the richness of bibliographic data, and building and searching collections just got easier!  Read on for more details of what this means for researchers. Full-text Search The HathiTrust full-text search index now includes bibliographic data, […]

UC Libraries Digitize 3,000,000 Books

The Mass Digitization team at CDL is proud to announce that the 3,000,000th volume has been digitized from the collections of the University of California libraries! Reaching this milestone has involved the work of many dedicated people across the UC […]

The Story of the Digital Book [Video]

>Millions of books from the UC Libraries have been digitized, but how?  Go behind the scenes to learn about the UC Libraries’ digitization process and see several ways you can use these newly digital books.  “The Story of the Digital […]

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 biology, climate science, ecology, geology, and many other subjects. The collection […]