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eBook Usability Criteria and Case Study Report

In light of the global coronavirus pandemic, campus closures and significant disruption to teaching, learning, and research, our UC campuses have moved to e-format resources purchasing to allow our researchers quick access to the needed materials. Because print collections at…

CDL COVID-19 Update

Here at the California Digital Library, our top priority has always been to support the academic mission of the University of California and the work of our faculty and students. This has not changed. However, in accordance with national and…

4.5 Million UC Volumes Digitized & UC’s Most Popular Full View Books in HathiTrust for 2019

The University of California Libraries recently contributed the 4,500,000th digitized book from their collections to HathiTrust Digital Library–a tremendous achievement resulting from 15 years of continuous digitization work.  The vast majority of these millions of volumes were generated via…

HathiTrust Roundup: New Outreach Tools, Webcasts, and Research Center Workshops for HathiTrust Member Libraries

HathiTrust Digital Library has expanded its support resources with a new patron engagement toolkit; a set of member webcasts to share best practices and lessons learned; and a spring offering of HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) workshops. HathiTrust Member Toolkit HathiTrust’s…

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…