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Category: Infrastructure Services

Announcing the ARK Alliance

We are thrilled to introduce the ARK Alliance as heir to the successful ARKs-in-the-Open initiative, which began in 2018 with the goal of launching an open, global community around Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) and their use as persistent identifiers in…

‘Internet of Samples’ to use ARKs and IGSNs with physical objects

In August 2020, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and partner institutions $4 million to develop an innovative cyberinfrastructure that will integrate scientific samples into a digital data ecosystem: iSamples, the ‘Internet…

Michael Urashka moves to UCSF

Michael Urashka, who joined CDL in April of 2017 from LBNL, has accepted a new position at UCSF which brings the attractions of a (much) shorter commute and new challenges.  Here’s wishing Michael well in his new opportunity and we…

Martin Haye is moving on, but not too far!

After almost 17 years designing, implementing, and maintaining innovative publishing technologies for the CDL and UC, Martin Haye is moving to the other “side” of the application equation. As of February 1, 2020, Martin begin transitioning into the Infrastructure and…

Debra Bartling Retires

After more than a decade at CDL, Debra Bartling has announced her retirement, effective March 1st of this year.  She has been a key member of the technical staff throughout her tenure with us, first as a member of Discovery…

BagIt celebrates twin milestones

If two digital archives have been exchanging digital content in the past five years, chances are they were using “BagIt”, a file packaging format that’s extremely popular in cultural and scientific data archiving. BagIt is a standard for moving data…

ARKs in the Open: Project Update #8, 2018 Wrap-Up and Looking to 2019

The ARKs-in-the-Open (AITO) team made great strides in 2018 toward their goal to transition the ARK specification and registry from the California Digital Library to a community supported and managed activity. Some highlights of the work so far this year:…

ARKs in the Open: Project Update #7, inaugural meeting of the Advisory Group

The ARKs-in-the-Open Advisory Group (AG) met for the first time July 17, 2018. This is the high-level group that will provide the means for transitioning the ARK infrastructure (specification, NAAN registry) from the California Digital Library (CDL)…

ARKs in the Open: Project Update #6, Advisory Group formed

The ARKs in the Open team is delighted to announce the formation of the ARKs-in-the-Open Advisory Group. The Advisory Group will provide a means for transitioning the ARK specification and registry from the California Digital Library to a community supported…

CDL Job Opening for UC3 Product Manager (EZID) / Research Data Specialist

The California Digital Library (CDL) was founded at the University of California in 1997 to take advantage of emerging technologies that were transforming the way digital information was being published and accessed. Since then, CDL has built a strong portfolio…