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Category: Calisphere

Calisphere: Gearing up for DPLA in April

Last year, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) welcomed the California Digital Library as a DPLA Content Hub, on behalf of the UC Libraries and with the endorsement of the Council of University Librarians. In its role as DPLA…

Calisphere in Atlantic Monthly Series

Calisphere is the University of California’s free public gateway to primary sources from across the state. Containing more than 240,000 unique digital items — such as photographs, letters, newspaper pages, and other resources — the website is a trove for…

UC Special Collections Highlighted

In a news article on the University of California website, UC archival collections are highlighted across the campuses. States the article, “While there’s no other band like the Grateful Dead, UC Santa Cruz is in good company insofar as housing…

DPLA Welcomes CDL and UC Libraries Participation: Content Hub Launch

Today, April 17, 2014, the Digital Public Library of America welcomed the California Digital Library, in collaboration with the ten-campus University of California (UC) Libraries system, as a DPLA Content Hub. A Content Hub is a centralized aggregation point for…

¡Viva la Causa!: Herman Baca Collection reveals 50 years of Chicano community activism in San Diego

By Sherri Berger, CDL and Marlayna Christensen, UC San Diego Approximately 40,000 pages of textual and visual material documenting Chicano community activism in San Diego are now freely available on the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere. The…

Good enough to eat: Halberstadt food photographs at UC Davis

Our virtual world is rife with images of food: a friend’s triumphant dinner party, a market with overflowing produce, the not-to-be-missed doughnut around the corner. From amateur snapshots of memorable meals, to softly lit portraits of perfect desserts—I’m looking at…

Historic audio and video recordings on OAC and Calisphere

CDL is pleased to announce the recent addition of 33 digitized sound and video recordings to the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere, as part of a pilot project to investigate hosting and providing access to A/V media. Browse…

Do You Use Calisphere? Tell Your Story!

CDL’s Calisphere Website is a finalist for an IMLS National Medal Award.  Calisphere will be featured on the IMLS Facebook page on February 22.  If you’ve used Calisphere in your teaching, reference work, or research and found value in…

Undefined Future Uses

Last week I attended a lecture titled “Computing and the Practice of History” by Dan Cohen, Director of the Center for History and New Media  at George Mason University.   He focused on three things to explore how the digital world…

California Digital Library Named National Medal for Museum and Library Service Finalist

We are honored to share that the California Digital Library has been named as a finalist for the 19th annual National Medal for Museum and Library Service for our work on Calisphere. The National Medal is the nation’s highest…