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Mellon Planning Grant Awarded to UC Libraries for a Western Regional Storage Trust

Emily Stambaugh, CDL Manager of Shared Print The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of California Libraries a nine month planning grant to organize the “Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST)” — a shared print repository service, focused initially…

New on OAC and Calisphere: Local History Digital Resources

By Sherri Berger, Digital Special Collections Program Coordinator CDL is pleased to announce the online publication of approximately 2,000 diverse graphic materials documenting local people, place, and events throughout California in the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere.…

Public Access to Web Archiving Service Goes Live

By Tracy Seneca, Web Archiving Coordinator The California Digital Library is pleased to announce public access to its Web Archives.  CDL’s Web Archives are built and published using its Web Archiving Service (WAS), which enables librarians to capture, curate, and…

New Collections in Calisphere and the OAC: Local History Digital Resources

By Adrian Turner, CDL Data Consultant Over 2,000 new digitized primary resources are now available in the CDL’s Calisphere and Online Archive of California (OAC) websites as of September 2008.  The collections offer unique glimpses into California local history, and…

CDL Receives 2008-2009 LSTA Funding for the Local History Digital Resources Program

By Adrian Turner, CDL Data Consultant The CDL was awarded $111,000 in grant funding through 2008-2009 from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) to provide preservation and access services as part of the “Local History Digital Resources Program” (LHDRP).…

Local History Resources – New Collections in Calisphere and the OAC

By Rosalie Lack, CDL Digital Special Collections Director and Adrian Turner, CDL Data Consultant Over 1,500 new digitized primary resources are now available in the CDL’s Calisphere and Online Archive of California (OAC) websites as of February 2008. The collections…

American West Status Report

American West (AmWest) is a three-year William and Flora Hewlett Foundation grant to assemble a virtual collection drawing from the resources of major research institutions. Learn more at http://www.cdlib.org/inside/projects/amwest/. Note: under “Project Findings,” there are many interesting reports regarding…

Local History Digital Resources Featured in Calisphere and the Online Archive of California (OAC)

More than 3,600 digitized primary resources from 19 California cultural heritage institutions are now featured in the CDL’s Calisphere (http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/) and Online Archive of California (http://www.oac.cdlib.org/) websites. The new online collections showcase local history materials, including…

Melvyl Recommender Project Findings

The Melvyl Recommender Project http://www.cdlib.org/inside/projects/melvyl_recommender/, which explored next-generation services for library catalogs, has reached its conclusion.  The project was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Popular commercial services such as Google, eBay, Amazon, and Netflix have evolved quickly over…

National Science Foundation Grant Final Report

The California Digital Library was awarded a National Science Foundation grant in 2003 to build on and enhance the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). The work has been completed Update: (The metasearch infrastructure project is no longer active. For Metasearch…