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Institutions partner with ACS to advance first California-wide transformative open access agreement, May 17, 2022


The CDL, CRL, & HathiTrust Shared Print Collaboration launches a free collection comparison tool to advance equity of collection decision making, January 22, 2021



Letter to the Community: CDL and Dryad Partnership, May 30, 2018


Make Data Count: Building a System to Support Recognition of Data as a First Class Research Output, May 24, 2017

UC Irvine Book Featured as HathiTrust’s 15 Millionth Volume, March 30, 2017


WEST libraries achieve 500,000 volumes, June 7, 2016

University of California Press and California Digital Library partner with Collaborative Knowledge Foundation to build open source monograph publishing platform, April 22, 2016

California Digital Library announces new leadership, February 1, 2016


John Chodacki Named Director of the University of California Curation Center at the California Digital Library, October 28, 2015

Groundbreaking University of California policy extends free access to all scholarly articles written by UC employees, October 26, 2015

UC Davis, CDL to Lead Major Project to Build Open Access Financial Model, March 20, 2015

UC Press and the CDL Receive $750K Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, March 5, 2015


CrossRef and California Digital Library Agreement Extends Discoverability of Scholarly Publications, August 5, 2014

Data management tool meets researchers’ needs, June 3, 2014

DPLA Welcomes CDL and UC Libraries Participation: Content Hub Launch, April 17, 2014


UC Libraries receive grant to support Phase 2 of the Western Regional Storage Trust, October 21, 2013

University of California Faculty Senate Passes Open Access Policy, August 2, 2013


California Digital Library and partners launch DataUp, October 2, 2012

Archiving milestone for journal repository program, August 30, 2012

UC names winners for technology innovation awards, August 6, 2012

Portal for Earth science data exploration, July 23, 2012

California Digital Library joins Public Knowledge Project, February 7, 2012


Libraries launch data management tool, November 1, 2011

UC Libraries expand access to orphan works, August 24, 2011

Further documentation on Japanese Americans in WWII, June 29, 2011

Data management planning tool in development, February 15, 2011

UC libraries get grant to implement storage trust, January 1, 2011


Libraries partner in digital stewardship alliance, November 16, 2010

Digital library’s global, local services, November 10, 2010

eXtensible Text Framework site launched, September 29, 2010

DataCite boosts visibility, access to research data, March 22, 2010


UC Press, California Digital Library launch venture, December 8, 2009

Uncovering California’s environmental collections, December 3, 2009

DataONE to deal with data deluge, November 18, 2009

Librarians build Web archives on swine flu, wildfires, November 17, 2009

New look, enhanced services for eScholarship, October 19, 2009

Web archiving service preserves data for the future, July 21, 2009

University of California Libraries and Springer sign pilot agreement for open access journal publishing, January 21, 2009


Laine Farley named executive director of the CDL, December 5, 2008

Universities see promise in Google Book settlement, October 28, 2008

UC libraries launch next-generation Melvyl Catalog, May 27, 2008

Chronopolis Project to preserve at-risk digital information, April 14, 2008

University of California to test new Google software that will provide greater online access to digitized books, March 13, 2008

University of California eScholarship® Repository exceeds 5 million full-text downloads, January 14, 2008


UC libraries share the wealth, December 12, 2007

Mark Twain Project Online launched, July 11, 2007

University of California libraries collaborate with OCLC on next generation Melvyl® Catalog, June 22, 2007


UC launches Calisphere web site, August 21, 2006

UC libraries partner with Google to digitize books, August 9, 2006

UC libraries highlight important initiatives and new digital services to Regents, May 18, 2006


UC libraries partner with technology companies and non-profits to provide free public access to digitized books, October 3, 2005

CDL announces new director of licensed content for UC, September 6, 2005

UC launches postprints service to provide greater access to UC scholarship, February 23, 2005


CDL receives $2.4 million Library of Congress grant to preserve online government and political materials, September 30, 2004

New eScholarship service expands UC effort to publish scholarship, September 14, 2004

Counting California web site wins prestigious award, June 28, 2004

UC’s eScholarship Repository adds peer-reviewed publications, March 9, 2004


eScholarship Editions publishes innovative books from UC Press, November 24, 2003

UC libraries unveil new Melvyl® Catalog, April 24, 2003

CDL’s eScholarship repository reaches major milestones, March 12, 2003

Three hundred UC Press eScholarship Editions now available on the web, January 7, 2003


UC Joins Forces with BioMed Central, November 6, 2002

New Director of the CDL, February 14, 2002


New service provides free interactive access to California statistics, August 9, 2001

CDL and Berkeley Electronic Press announce partnership for scholarly communication initiatives, October 4, 2001

California Digital Library and UC Press Collaborate to Deliver Scholarly Books Online, July 31, 2001

Digital publications highlights new release of the CDL, January 19, 2001

CDL to partner with EBSCO on UC ejournal access, January 10, 2001

CDL acquires unique humanities databases for the UC from Alexander Street Press, January 10, 2001


UC and state libraries agree to create new information services, June 12, 2000

One-stop scholarly searching unveiled in new release of the CDL, January 6, 2000


California history and culture available online: $1.5 million supports the CDL’s Online Archive of California, November 6, 1999

California Digital Library Unveils Advances in Accessing Scholarly Information, July 8, 1999

California Digital Library Gets Extensive Online Databases for Literature & Periodicals from Publisher Chadwyck-Healey Inc., April 5, 1999

California Digital Library Acquires Data from the Web of Science, February 3, 1999

Electronic Doors Click Open on California Digital Library, January 19, 1999


California Digital Library and UC Get Online Access to Academic Journals, September 15, 1998


UCSF Librarian to Head California Digital Library, October 14, 1997

UC Announces Founding of the California Digital Library, October 14, 1997