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Calisphere soars past two million digital primary resource items!

We are delighted to announce that Calisphere now provides access to over two million historical images, texts, recordings, and other primary resources from the state of California’s remarkable digital collections. Explore early maps of the world; photographs from historical newspapers;…

Welcome, UC Library Search!

Today, the manner in which patrons and staff discover materials across the entire University of California has fundamentally changed with the introduction of UC Library Search. Replacing Melvyl, which has dutifully served as the UC union catalog since 1981,…

Tran Ha moves on

We’re saddened, but also pleased, to report that Tran Ha, our Open Access Data Analyst, will be leaving CDL in the near future to embark on an exciting career shift toward the field of coffee.  Tran will be reducing her…

Colin Thompson joins CDL I&AS

Infrastructure & Application Support is pleased to welcome Colin Thompson as our newest member. Colin joins Joe Somontan and Martin Haye on the team that builds and maintains our technology infrastructure. Colin has strong ties with UC. He received a…

Josh Maloney joins LBNL

Josh Maloney, CDL Business Operations Manager, has accepted a position as a Senior Financial Analyst with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. His last day with CDL will be July 2. Josh joined CDL at a time of great change just after…

Michael Walmsley moves to Baker & Taylor

Michael Walmsley, CDL’s Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing, will be leaving his position at CDL to take up an opportunity at Baker & Taylor and the Follett Corporation as Vice President of Academic Sales.  His last day at CDL will…

Enhancing Print Journal Analysis for Shared Print Collections

CDL’s WEST group published a paper in Code{4}Lib Journal; abstract and links are below. ****** Abstract:  The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST), is a distributed shared print journal repository program serving research libraries, college and university libraries, and…

Congratulations and Farewell to Brian David

Please join me in offering a warm congratulations to our wonderful CDL colleague, Brian David, who has accepted a position as an accessibility subject matter expert with Wells Fargo, beginning June 2021. At Wells Fargo, Brian’s work will focus on…

Introducing: “About the Collections in Calisphere” — a new statement of context and principles

We are writing to introduce “About the Collections in Calisphere,” a newly-available statement of context and principles about the historical materials found in the Calisphere website. Calisphere is a gateway to California’s remarkable digital collections, with free access…

Welcome Ellen Finnie, CDL’s new Director of Shared Collections

It is our great pleasure to announce that Ellen Finnie has been appointed as CDL’s new Director of Shared Collections, with responsibility for a significant strategic portfolio encompassing systemwide licensing, open access publisher agreements, and shared print initiatives. Ellen will…

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