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Category: Press Releases

Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) Announces Print Archiving Milestone

The press release below can also be seen at the UC Newsoom. The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST), a partnership to create a distributed retrospective print journal repository in the western United States, has completed its first round of print […]

Portal for Earth Science Data Exploration

As research in the Earth and environmental sciences evolves to become more data-intensive, the ability to discover, integrate and analyze massive amounts of heterogeneous scientific information has become critical to enabling researchers to address complex questions about the environment and […]

California Digital Library Joins PKP as Major Development Partner in Open Access Publishing

By Catherine Mitchell, Director of Publishing As the scholarly publishing landscape heats up with more talk of boycotts and Open Access mandates, research libraries increasingly find themselves at a crossroads between publishers and faculty — and eagerly working to provide […]

UC Libraries expand access to orphan works

The University of California Libraries will join with the University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin and University of Florida in a groundbreaking initiative to identify and make available digital versions of “orphan works” ( within the holdings of the HathiTrust […]

Online data management planning tool tames data and meets researchers’ funding requirements

A group of major research institutions is partnering to develop a flexible online tool to help researchers generate data management plans.  This effort is in response to demands from funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the […]

Mellon Grant Awarded to University of California Libraries to Implement the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST)

Researchers can now be assured that the scholarly record will be preserved for future generations through a coordinated system of trusted print archives held at libraries throughout the western United States. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University […]

DataCite: UC Provides Long Term Public Visibility and Access to Research Data

By Patricia Cruse, Director, University of California Curation Center One of today’s most important priorities for academic scholarship and research is providing long term access to datasets. Data are now seen as the building blocks of scholarship and research in […]

Uncovering California’s Environmental Collections

Researchers worldwide will soon have access to previously inaccessible collections of documents, photographs, and other rich archival materials related to California’s environmental history.

DataONE to Deal with Data Deluge

Researchers at the University of California have partnered with dozens of other universities and agencies to create DataONE (, a global data access and preservation network for earth and environmental scientists that will support breakthroughs in environmental research.

New Look, Enhanced Services for eScholarship, UC’s open access digital publishing service launches new site October 19

Elise Proulx, Outreach & Marketing Coordinator, eScholarship Publishing Program eScholarship ( launched a redesigned website October 19 with a substantial array of digital publishing services for the University of California scholarly community and a dynamic research platform for scholars worldwide. […]