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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…

Cambridge University Press and the University of California Agree to Open Access Publishing Deal

Agreement is UC’s first with a major publisher and Cambridge’s first in the Americas The University of California and Cambridge University Press have entered into a transformative agreement that will advance the global shift toward an open access future for…

Letter to the Community: CDL and Dryad Partnership

CDL has invested considerable effort researching and building exemplars in research data management and data publishing. Like most institutions, we have had varying levels of success, especially when it comes to adoption and reach. While we have tried to convince…

Make Data Count: Building a System to Support Recognition of Data as a First Class Research Output

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has made a 2-year, $747K award to the California Digital Library, DataCite and DataONE to support collection of usage and citation metrics for data objects. Building on pilot work, this award will result in…

UC Irvine Book Featured as HathiTrust’s 15 Millionth Volume

Congratulations to UC Irvine! Their book, digitized as part of the Google Library Project, was recently celebrated as the 15 millionth volume contributed to the HathiTrust Digital Library! Published in 1585, Le Parfait Courtisan du Comte Baltasar Castillonois… is known…

WEST libraries achieve 500,000 volumes

Member libraries of the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) have reached a major milestone, successfully archiving half a million journal volumes.   Forum Journal 3, no. 3 (1989). Photo by Amy Watson, Arizona State University Libraries, 2016. The five hundred…

University of California Press and California Digital Library partner with Collaborative Knowledge Foundation to build open source monograph publishing platform

From the OSC blog post… California Digital Library and University of California Press are excited to announce their partnership with Collaborative Knowledge Foundation to develop Editoria, a new open source, digital-first book production platform. Through the generous support of the …

California Digital Library announces new leadership

Following an extensive international search, the University of California is pleased to announce the appointment of Günter Waibel as the new Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of the California Digital Library (CDL). Waibel’s appointment will take effect in early…

John Chodacki Named Director of the University of California Curation Center at the California Digital Library

The California Digital Library is delighted to announce the appointment of John Chodacki as the new Director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) effective October 19th, 2015. John comes to the CDL from the Public Library of Science…

UC Davis, CDL to Lead Major Project to Build Open Access Financial Model

(Davis, CA) – The University of California, Davis and the California Digital Library (CDL) will lead a major new project, with an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to help define the future of Open Access to scholarship.…