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Category: Publishing, Archives, and Digitization

Matthew McKinley transitioning from CDL to Omeka

Our colleague Matthew McKinley has accepted the role of Full-Stack Developer with Omeka, which provides open-source web publishing platforms for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits. He will be working with a team of colleagues primarily centered…

HathiTrust October Member Meeting, Community Week, & Call for Presentations

2020 Member Meeting: Library Interdependence  This October, there will be no sojourn of HathiTrust staff and member representatives, library directors and deans to Chicago as is typical. Owing to COVID-19 and social distancing, HathiTrust’s annual Member Meeting, taking place…

“Building a National Finding Aid Network”: collaborative research and development initiative receives IMLS funding support

The California Digital Library is pleased to announce a $982,175 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS – National Leadership Grants for Libraries grant program) to conduct a two-year research and demonstration project designed to build the…

“They Were Really Us”: The UCSF Community’s Early Response to AIDS — A New Exhibition on Calisphere

When HIV/AIDS first seized the nation’s attention in the early 1980s, it was a disease with no name, known cause, treatment, or cure. Beginning as a medical mystery, it turned into one of the most divisive social and political issues…

EarthArXiv announces new partnership with California Digital Library to host earth sciences preprint service

The Advisory Council of the EarthArXiv preprint service for earth sciences is pleased to announce a partnership with the California Digital Library (CDL) that will support EarthArXiv’s mission, future growth, and long-term sustainability. Core to this partnership will be the…

HathiTrust Provides Emergency Temporary Access to Copyrighted Books

In response to COVID-19 library service disruptions, HathiTrust has taken an important step to open up copyrighted material in their digital library to member institutions with copies of those items in their physical collections. UC faculty, students, and staff at…

Hardy Pottinger and Dave Pcolar join the Publishing, Archives, and Digitization team

The Publishing, Archives, and Digitization group is thrilled to announce two new members. Hardy Pottinger has joined CDL as the new Publishing Systems Developer! Hardy joins us from UCLA Libraries where he: Developed & deployed VSim – a DSpace-based repository…

Martin Haye is moving on, but not too far!

After almost 17 years designing, implementing, and maintaining innovative publishing technologies for the CDL and UC, Martin Haye is moving to the other “side” of the application equation. As of February 1, 2020, Martin begin transitioning into the Infrastructure and…

4.5 Million UC Volumes Digitized & UC’s Most Popular Full View Books in HathiTrust for 2019

The University of California Libraries recently contributed the 4,500,000th digitized book from their collections to HathiTrust Digital Library–a tremendous achievement resulting from 15 years of continuous digitization work.  The vast majority of these millions of volumes were generated via…

HathiTrust Roundup: New Outreach Tools, Webcasts, and Research Center Workshops for HathiTrust Member Libraries

HathiTrust Digital Library has expanded its support resources with a new patron engagement toolkit; a set of member webcasts to share best practices and lessons learned; and a spring offering of HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) workshops. HathiTrust Member Toolkit HathiTrust’s…