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Category: UC Libraries News

CDL Interim Leadership Named

Yesterday, Susan Carlson, UCOP’s Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Programs, issued a formal announcement (below) regarding the California Digital Library’s interim leadership. October 7, 2015 I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Ivy Anderson as Interim Executive

The Elephant Weighs In: Updates from HathiTrust and UC Libraries

It’s been a busy year for HathiTrust Digital Library. In April, the five millionth volume was opened for public reading and partner downloading. That’s a weighty accomplishment and it couldn’t have happened without the vast contributions made by UC libraries, librarians, and staff.

CDL Technical Requirements for Licensed Resources – 2015 Update

An updated version of the Technical Requirements for Licensed Resources document has been posted to The Technical Requirements document is primarily intended for new and continuing vendors of the University of California’s systemwide licensed electronic resources, but it’s worth

Calisphere collections now available through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Researchers are now able to explore Calisphere’s incredible collection of digital primary sources within the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). This month, the CDL successfully shared more than 225,000 metadata records from Calisphere from UC libraries and over 120

UC Davis, CDL to Lead Major Project to Build Open Access Financial Model

(Davis, CA) – The University of California, Davis and the California Digital Library (CDL) will lead a major new project, with an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to help define the future of Open Access to scholarship.

UC Press and the CDL Receive $750K Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The University of California Press (UC Press) and the California Digital Library (CDL), have received a grant of $750,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a web-based, open source content and workflow management system to support the publication

Calisphere: Gearing up for DPLA in April

Last year, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) welcomed the California Digital Library as a DPLA Content Hub, on behalf of the UC Libraries and with the endorsement of the Council of University Librarians. In its role as DPLA

The Consortium of California Herbaria (CCH) has its roots in the California Digital Library (CDL)

By Staci Markos, UCB Jepson Herbaria ( All over the world, dried plant collections are maintained in herbaria. Collections from California date from the early 1800s to the present. Each plant specimen is mounted on a sheet of acid-free paper along

UC OA Policy webinar: Publication Harvester goes live!

With the University of California Open Access Policy entering its second phase of implementation, faculty at all ten UC campuses will now be required to submit their publications to eScholarship in compliance with the policy. That means we can all

UCSF Partners with Google Books for Digitization Project

By guest blogger, UCSF Archivist Polina Ilieva The UCSF library is an important UC contributor to the Google Books digitization project. Through the collaboration with the California Digital Library (CDL) digitization team 1,317 volumes from the general and rare book