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Category: Calisphere

CDL Job Opening for Applications Programmer

The California Digital Library (CDL) is seeking an Applications Programmer analyst to help build and provide access to a world-class collection of historical and primary source materials.  We need your expertise to uncover and share the remarkable, one-of-a-kind collections held

A Farewell to Sherri Berger

It is our bittersweet task to announce that Sherri Berger, OAC/Calisphere Strategic Initiatives Manager, will be leaving CDL shortly to take a position as the Digital Programs Officer at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.  Sherri has had a

New, collaborative process for curating Calisphere exhibitions

We’re pleased to announce a more collaborative process for the development of Calisphere Exhibitions, which we believe will bring more voices and stories to the site — as well as highlight more contributor content.   What’s new? To date, CDL has

Digitization at the speed of light: 6,000 photos of sci-fi history now on Calisphere

Almost 6,000 newly digitized photos of science fiction and fantasy conventions, held by UC Riverside, are now available on Calisphere. See collection. The photos depict the World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”) and its attendees throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. They

Calisphere welcomes new contributors on its redesign anniversary

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the new Calisphere site, and we’re celebrating by making it even bigger! Since its release in September 2015, the site has grown by 150,000 items, to reach more than 550,000 total items today. These include

CDL welcomes Matthew McKinley

Matthew McKinley has just joined CDL as the new Metadata Harvest Operator for Calisphere, and will be working alongside Mark, Adrian and Brian to perform/monitor Calisphere metadata harvests, as well as making improvements to the harvester codebase. Matthew earned his MSIS

UC Libraries Digital Collection Project wins 2016 Sautter Award

The UC Libraries Digital Collection (UCLDC) project has won a Larry L. Sautter Golden Award for Innovation in Information Technology. The annual award, which is sponsored by the UC Information Technology Leadership Council, recognizes “collaborative innovations in IT that advance

CDL receives LSTA grant funding to expand access to more collections through Calisphere

CDL is pleased to announce that we have received funding to expand our metadata harvesting operations for Calisphere, enabling us to aggregate and provide even more comprehensive access to unique digital resources from across the state of California. The initiative

Introducing: Calisphere exhibitions!

Join a civil rights protest. Marvel at the engineering of an early car. Get a glimpse of what life was like for people throughout history. Calisphere’s new “exhibitions” invite researchers and general users to get up close and personal with the remarkable

Calisphere exceeds half a million items!

“The deeper you look, the more you’ll discover.” Today, the Calisphere motto rings particularly true, as we celebrate the growth of the collection to over half a million items! (Or 530,711, to be exact.)   Recent additions include the Gold