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Category: Special Collections

Introducing: “About the Collections in Calisphere” — a new statement of context and principles

We are writing to introduce “About the Collections in Calisphere,” a newly-available statement of context and principles about the historical materials found in the Calisphere website. Calisphere is a gateway to California’s remarkable digital collections, with free access…

New video resource introducing Calisphere!

We are thrilled to announce a new video resource that demonstrates the breadth of Calisphere, a publicly available digital resource developed and maintained by the University of California. Calisphere is your gateway to California’s remarkable digital collections, with…

“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…

“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…

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 –…

Exploring innovations in history: architecture, television, travel — new collections made available through LSTA!

New collection highlights Calisphere continues to grow, not only in size but also in breadth with new collections providing insight into innovations in architecture, television, and travel. UC Santa Barbara’s Art, Design & Architecture (AD&A) Museum is a longstanding contributor…

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