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Category: Grants

“Building a National Finding Aid Network”: collaborative research and development initiative receives IMLS funding support

The California Digital Library is pleased to announce a $982,175 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS – National Leadership Grants for Libraries grant program) to conduct a two-year research and demonstration project designed to build the…

“Toward a National Archival Finding Aid Network” planning initiative: outcomes and availability of action plan

We are pleased to share the following action plan, which represents the culmination of “Toward a National Archival Finding Aid Network” (NAFAN) — a one-year (October 2018-September 2019) planning initiative convened by the California Digital Library (CDL), with the participation…

Next Gen Library Publishing partnership awarded $2.2M Arcadia grant to improve scholarly publishing infrastructure

Educopia Institute and California Digital Library are pleased to announce an award in the amount of $2,200,000 from Arcadia—a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin—in support of the “Next Generation Library Publishing” project. Through this project, Educopia and…

CDL joins 11 partner libraries, the Library Publishing Coalition and Educopia on grant to study library publishing workflows

The California Digital Library, along with 11 partner libraries (Atlanta University Center, Claremont Colleges, Columbia University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Pacific University, University of Alberta, University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh, University of Redlands, Virginia Tech, and Wayne State University) is…

Toward a National Archival Finding Aid Network: planning initiative update and release of new report

We are pleased to share the availability of a new report, “Finding Aid Aggregation at a Crossroads” (“Crossroads”): https://escholarship.org/uc/item/5sp13112 This report is a primary deliverable of the “Toward a National Archival Finding Aid Network” project, a one-year (October 2018 –…

Toward a national archival finding aid network: collaborative planning initiative receives LSTA funding support

CDL is excited to announce that we will soon be embarking on a collaborative planning initiative, in partnership with regional/statewide archival description aggregators, to explore a “next generation” finding aid network — one that which would continue to serve the…

Community-Owned Data Publishing Infrastructure

As a library community, we continue to struggle to find scalable approaches to offering open, shared, sustainable scholarly infrastructure. This is especially true in the data publishing and research data management space where institution-focused approaches to capturing and curating data…

CDL receives additional LSTA grant funding to expose more cultural heritage collections through Calisphere and DPLA

CDL is pleased to announce that we have received an additional year of grant support from the California State Library, enabling us to aggregate and provide even more comprehensive access to unique digital resources from cultural heritage organizations throughout the…

Cobweb Update: Establishing a Collaborative Collecting Project

Over the next few weeks, we will be conducting user testing of the Cobweb functional prototype along with a few high-fidelity wireframes to learn from potential users about what they’d consider most useful in a collaborative collection development platform. One…

Cobweb Update: How Cobweb Facilitates Participatory Web Archiving

Given its breadth and depth, archiving the web can seem an overwhelming endeavor. Digital curators typically approach web archiving by first determining what to collect based on the collecting scope established by their organization. Once they’ve identified the general theme…