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Category: Special Collections

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.…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Release of the new Calisphere! More content in a great new interface

CDL is pleased to announce the official, public release of the new Calisphere website, currently in beta mode. Go there now! The new Calisphere site provides access to even more unique digital collections from libraries, archives, and museums throughout…

The SNAC pack is back (in print)

Now that the first and second phases of the award-winning Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) research and demonstration project have been completed, Daniel Pitti (University of Virginia, Charlottesville), Ray Larson (UC Berkeley) and three CDL staff members (Rachael Hu,…

It’s alive! Calisphere BETA soft launch

The UC Libraries Digital Collection (UCLDC) project team is pleased to announce the soft launch of Calisphere BETA. The beta site is the public interface to all collections that have been aggregated through the UCLDC platform, and represents the…

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