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Category: Special Collections

Librarian in Print – Rachael Hu

CDL’s Rachael Hu has an article published in this month’s RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage (Fall 2012 13:175-190).   The article is entitled, “Methods to Tame the Madness: A Practitioner’s Guide to User Assessment Techniques for […]

New on OAC and Calisphere: Local History Digital Resources

CDL is pleased to announce the online publication of approximately 2,000 diverse materials documenting local people, places, and events throughout California in the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere. The images were produced during the 2011-2012 Local History Digital Resources Project […]

Invitation to Data Curation Workshop — North and South

By Patricia Cruse, Director, UC3 Researchers now must manage and share their data as part of research grants, and are looking for assistance in meeting these requirements for data curation. Libraries, data centers, offices of research and other organizations within […]

Assessment leads to strategic new directions for OAC and Calisphere

The CDL has recently completed a multi-faceted assessment of the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere, in order to plan for the continued development of these platforms–especially as relates to hosting and providing access to digitized special collections materials. […]

CDLers (and UCBer) in Print

UC librarians Sherri Berger (CDL), Lynn Jones (UCB) and Ellen Meltzer (CDL) have contributed a chapter to Past or Portal?  Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Special Collections and Archives, edited by Eleanor Mitchell, Peggy Seiden, and Suzy Taraba.  Their chapter, also […]

RecordEXPRESS makes it easier to contribute collection guides to the OAC

CDL is pleased to announce the release of a new tool called RecordEXPRESS, which is designed to make it even easier for Online Archive of California (OAC) contributors to describe collections and contribute records to the OAC. RecordEXPRESS is a […]

Diaries digitized by UC Merced tell first-hand of Civil War, Lincoln assassination

A new digital collection provides a glimpse into the everyday life of a Union soldier during the U.S. Civil War, as well a first-hand account of President Lincoln’s assassination and its aftermath. The UC Merced Library contributed the collection to […]

Contributor Metadata Editor released for OAC/Calisphere digital objects

Digital Special Collections is pleased to announce the release of the Metadata Editor, a new tool for contributors to the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere. The Metadata Editor enables contributors to make changes to their digital objects, without […]

Vertical Search Demo submitted to Digital Public Library of America Beta Sprint

CDL has submitted a Vertical Search Demo ( to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Beta Sprint project. The Beta Sprint issued a call for ideas and prototypes for the DPLA, which is envisioned as a “large-scale digital public […]

ARTstor Digital Library: New Features / User Registration for Image Downloads

ARTstor recently announced a number of new features and enhancements to the ARTstor Digital Library, in time for the fall semester and quarter: Filter search results by Time Period, Classification, and Geography Choose the number of thumbnails displayed Mouse-over to […]