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Author: Sherri Berger

New! Cochems photos show the faces and places of Southern California

By Sherri Berger, Digital Special Collections Program Coordinator at CDL, and Michelle Light, Head of Special Collections, Archives, and Digital Scholarship at UC Irvine Libraries Visitors to the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere can now explore more than […]

New! Contributor Showcases on Calisphere

Calisphere contributors have a new way to highlight their digital images and texts with the recently released “showcase” feature. These pages, unique to each of Calisphere’s 120 contributing libraries, archives, and museums, provide increased opportunities for visitors to explore the […]

New on OAC and Calisphere: Local History Digital Resources

CDL is pleased to announce the online publication of approximately 2,000 diverse materials documenting local people, places, and events throughout California in the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere. The images were produced during the 2011-2012 Local History Digital Resources Project […]

Assessment leads to strategic new directions for OAC and Calisphere

The CDL has recently completed a multi-faceted assessment of the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere, in order to plan for the continued development of these platforms–especially as relates to hosting and providing access to digitized special collections materials. […]

Mellon Supports Phase 2 of Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC)

The CDL is pleased to announce that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is supporting a second phase of the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) project, which will dramatically expand the range of source data for research and demonstration purposes: […]

Diaries digitized by UC Merced tell first-hand of Civil War, Lincoln assassination

A new digital collection provides a glimpse into the everyday life of a Union soldier during the U.S. Civil War, as well a first-hand account of President Lincoln’s assassination and its aftermath. The UC Merced Library contributed the collection to […]

Discover the groundbreaking research of UC’s Nobel Laureates in eScholarship

Last month, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Saul Perlmutter, an astrophysicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and professor at UC Berkeley. Want to explore his groundbreaking research? Check out some of his recent publications (,%20S.%22%22Perlmutter,%20S.%22;creator-join=or) in […]

Contributor Metadata Editor released for OAC/Calisphere digital objects

Digital Special Collections is pleased to announce the release of the Metadata Editor, a new tool for contributors to the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere. The Metadata Editor enables contributors to make changes to their digital objects, without […]

Vertical Search Demo submitted to Digital Public Library of America Beta Sprint

CDL has submitted a Vertical Search Demo ( to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Beta Sprint project. The Beta Sprint issued a call for ideas and prototypes for the DPLA, which is envisioned as a “large-scale digital public […]

John Muir letters highlighted in new Calisphere Themed Collection topic

Digital Special Collections is pleased to announce the release of a new Themed Collection topic on Calisphere: The Letters of John Muir. The topic features 22 letters between Muir and notable contemporaries such as Asa Gray, Robert Underwood Johnson, Ralph […]