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Category: Special Collections

“Toward a National Archival Finding Aid Network” planning initiative: outcomes and availability of action plan

We are pleased to share the following action plan, which represents the culmination of “Toward a National Archival Finding Aid Network” (NAFAN) — a one-year (October 2018-September 2019) planning initiative convened by the California Digital Library (CDL), with the participation

Diverse Narratives and Myriad Perspectives: New Collections on Calisphere!

We are thrilled to highlight new collections on Calisphere that feature community voices and stories. These collections are made available in close collaboration with local community members and broaden our worldview through the diverse narratives and myriad perspectives that resonate

CDL’s Publishing & Special Collections Group Releases 2019/2020 Service Roadmaps

CDL’s Publishing & Special Collections (P&SC) Group is excited to announce that our 2019/2020 service roadmaps are now publicly available: Calisphere Collection Management Systems eScholarship Online Archive of California Open Access Policy Implementation As was the case last year, these

Toward a National Archival Finding Aid Network: planning initiative update and release of new report

We are pleased to share the availability of a new report, “Finding Aid Aggregation at a Crossroads” (“Crossroads”): https://escholarship.org/uc/item/5sp13112 This report is a primary deliverable of the “Toward a National Archival Finding Aid Network” project, a one-year (October 2018 –

Summer Internship at CDL: Machine Learning Techniques Applied to Calisphere

During the summer of 2018, the Publishing and Special Collections group at CDL was fortunate enough to host UCB School of Information masters student Sejal Popat as an intern. While at the CDL, Popat worked to apply machine learning techniques

Christine Kim joins CDL as OAC/Calisphere Service & Outreach Manager

We are delighted to announce that Christine Kim is joining the CDL as the OAC/Calisphere Service & Outreach Manager, effective January 15, 2019. Christine brings a broad array of advanced product management, marketing and outreach, and community support experience to

Toward a national archival finding aid network: collaborative planning initiative receives LSTA funding support

CDL is excited to announce that we will soon be embarking on a collaborative planning initiative, in partnership with regional/statewide archival description aggregators, to explore a “next generation” finding aid network — one that which would continue to serve the

CDL receives additional LSTA grant funding to expose more cultural heritage collections through Calisphere and DPLA

CDL is pleased to announce that we have received an additional year of grant support from the California State Library, enabling us to aggregate and provide even more comprehensive access to unique digital resources from cultural heritage organizations throughout the