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UC & HathiTrust Celebrate Public Domain Day 2020

On January 1, 2020, the HathiTrust Digital Library opened more than 45,000 digital volumes for full view reading access for U.S. users (see HathTrust’s 1924 Publications collection), marking the second recent expansion of the public domain in the United States.…

Cambridge University Press and the University of California Agree to Open Access Publishing Deal

Agreement is UC’s first with a major publisher and Cambridge’s first in the Americas The University of California and Cambridge University Press have entered into a transformative agreement that will advance the global shift toward an open access future for…

Digitization at the Click of a Shutter: Works of California Photographers Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones Now Online

Thousands of images by California photographers Ruth-Marion Baruch (1922–1997) and Pirkle Jones (1914–2009) are now digitized and available online (many for the first time!) on Calisphere and UC Santa Cruz University Library Digital Collections. They are also available at…

UC Libraries on eScholarship

The UC Libraries now have a presence on eScholarhip. The URL is: https://escholarship.org/uc/uc_libraries You can also find this content by searching “University of California Systemwide Libraries” in the eScholarship search box. The documents found on the UC Libraries eScholaship presence…

UC Davis and CDL complete Pay It Forward project

The University of California, Davis and the California Digital Library have recently completed the 18-month Pay It Forward project, an effort funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation.  The project brought together research libraries at Harvard, Ohio…

CDL Welcomes Conclusion of Authors Guild v. Google

CDL welcomes the conclusion of the Authors Guild’s decade long lawsuit against Google. The suit came to an end April 18th when the Supreme Court declined to hear the Authors Guild’s Appeal of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision…

HathiTrust’s CRMS Project Win’s ALA’s L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award

HathiTrust’s CRMS Project (Copyright Review Management System) is the American Library Association’s 2016 winner of the L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award. The award recognizes CRMS’ dedication to creating a “balanced U.S. Copyright system through advocacy for a robust fair use…

Message from AVP / Executive Director

It’s early days for a message of deep substance, but never too early to say hello! I started work at CDL less than two weeks ago when a small ad-hoc greeting committee opened the door at 415 20th street. You’ll…

California Digital Library announces new leadership

Following an extensive international search, the University of California is pleased to announce the appointment of Günter Waibel as the new Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of the California Digital Library (CDL). Waibel’s appointment will take effect in early…

Groundbreaking University of California policy extends free access to all scholarly articles written by UC employees

On October 26, 2015, the University of California expands the reach of its research publications by issuing a Presidential Open Access Policy, allowing future scholarly articles authored by all UC employees to be freely shared with readers worldwide. Building on…