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Category: Special Collections

New OAC feature: support for publication of supplemental PDF guides

Last year, we released a new tool for the Online Archive of California (OAC) called RecordEXPRESS. This tool made it even easier for OAC contributors to create collection guides using a simple web form. RecordEXPRESS also enables contributors to attach […]

First release of the UC Libraries Digital Collection Project

The CDL is pleased to announce the first release of the UC Libraries Digital Collection Implementation Project (UCLDC). The primary goal of the release was to establish infrastructure for the UCLDC, with a focus on the back-end systems and administrative […]

UC Libraries Digital Collection project: stay in the loop!

In June, the Council of University Librarians announced the creation of a project team at CDL for the UC Libraries Digital Collection (UCLDC), an initiative to build infrastructure for the shared management and display of our libraries’ rich digital collections. Since […]

PDF processing: a behind-the-scenes but important update to the OAC

This week we changed how we process PDF documents on the Online Archive of California (OAC). Although this won’t result in any flashy new features on the OAC, it will improve the site’s functionality for both contributors and end users. […]

Good enough to eat: Halberstadt food photographs at UC Davis

Our virtual world is rife with images of food: a friend’s triumphant dinner party, a market with overflowing produce, the not-to-be-missed doughnut around the corner. From amateur snapshots of memorable meals, to softly lit portraits of perfect desserts—I’m looking at you, […]

Historic audio and video recordings on OAC and Calisphere

CDL is pleased to announce the recent addition of 33 digitized sound and video recordings to the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere, as part of a pilot project to investigate hosting and providing access to A/V media. Browse […]

Do You Use Calisphere? Tell Your Story!

CDL’s Calisphere Website is a finalist for an IMLS National Medal Award.  Calisphere will be featured on the IMLS Facebook page on February 22.  If you’ve used Calisphere in your teaching, reference work, or research and found value in it, […]

California Digital Library Named National Medal for Museum and Library Service Finalist

We are honored to share that the California Digital Library has been named as a finalist for the 19th annual National Medal for Museum and Library Service for our work on Calisphere. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor […]

New! Cochems photos show the faces and places of Southern California

By Sherri Berger, Digital Special Collections Program Coordinator at CDL, and Michelle Light, Head of Special Collections, Archives, and Digital Scholarship at UC Irvine Libraries Visitors to the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere can now explore more than […]

New environmental history collections now available through the OAC

The CDL is pleased to announce the availability of over 41 important collections, held by nine institutions throughout California, which document environmental history within and beyond the state. The availability of these previously “hidden” archival collections represents the successful conclusion […]