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Author: Laine Farley

Undefined Future Uses

Last week I attended a lecture titled “Computing and the Practice of History” by Dan Cohen, Director of the Center for History and New Media  at George Mason University.   He focused on three things to explore how the digital […]

The Progress of Preservation

I was very pleased by the nice recognition from Library of Congress’s “Top Ten Digital Preservation Developments of 2012” of three projects CDL has been involved in: The DataUp Project. The University of California Curation Center at the California Digital […]

DataCite Turns One

Recently I attended the General Assembly of DataCite, the international organization devoted to providing a reliable means of citing research data. The organization has made remarkable progress in a year and is well on the way to providing this critical […]

The Scholar’s Library is Global

There has been much talk of late about the need for and possibility of creating a National Digital Library (see the call by Robert Darnton and one response by Roy Tennant ( ). An especially thoughtful response by Paul Courant […]

Uncommonly In Common

Colleagues from JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) Rachel Bruce and Neil Jacobs visited CDL on October 29. We have often met with various representatives from JISC who have been engaged in many of the initiatives, services and issues that are […]

Welcome to CDL’s remodeled web site

Redesigning a web site has much in common with remodeling a house.  It takes longer than you anticipate, you find unexpected challenges along the way, and in the end, you can’t imagine how you lived without it.  Our remodel features […]

Next Generation Melvyl – Changing of the Guard

With the retirement of Terry Ryan (UCLA) from the Next Generation Melvyl Pilot Implementation Team, a slightly new governance structure is in place for moving the project forward.

CDL’s Publishing Program’s permanent placements

CDL’s Publishing program announces two permanent placements: Catherine Mitchell is named Director of the Publishing program and Suzanne Lim joins as the Publishing Group Support Programmer

Major Library Partners Launch HathiTrust Shared Digital Repository

A group of the nation’s largest research libraries are collaborating to create a repository of their vast digital collections, including millions of books, organizers announced today. These holdings will be archived and preserved in a single repository called the HathiTrust (

CDL recruiting for Manager, Infrastructure and Applications Support

The California Digital Library (CDL) invites applications for the position of Manager, Infrastructure and Applications Support.