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Category: Special Collections

Over one million digital items from California cultural heritage institutions now available through Calisphere!

The deeper you look, the even more you discover! Big news: over one million historical images, texts, recordings, and other primary resources are now available in the statewide digital resource aggregation represented by Calisphere, and soon in the Digital Public

CDL Opening for Senior Product Manager

The California Digital Library (CDL) is a collaborative effort of the ten campuses of the University of California. As a UC systemwide library, CDL provides services to and on behalf of the UC system in partnership with the UC campus

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

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

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

CDL’s Adrian Turner wins Archival Award of Excellence

CDL is delighted to announce that Adrian Turner has won the prestigious Archival Award of Excellence from the California Historical Records Advisory Board. Adrian received the award in recognition of his exceptional dedication to and leadership in removing barriers to

Staff in Print – Sherri Berger and Catherine Mitchell

CDL’s Sherri Berger and Catherine Mitchell of the Access & Publishing group have contributed a chapter to Shared Collections: Collaborative Stewardship (An ALCTS Monograph), edited by Dawn Hale.  Their chapter is entitled “Give Them What They Need: Rethinking Management, Aggregation,

Calisphere/Shared DAMS user group meeting, featuring UCI linked data project

Please join us for the next Calisphere / Shared DAMS User Group meeting on March 22 at 11:00 AM. Our special guest at this meeting will be UC Irvine’s Laura Smart. Laura will discuss the exciting NEH-funded project “Piloting Linked Open