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Resources for Technologists

The California Digital Library is not only committed to making it easy for end users to find, access, and share information, but also to making the tech and systems that support our services open to the greater tech community.

CDL System Overviews

CDL Service Documentation

orange tetrahedron evocative of the sunCalisphere

Calisphere provides free access to unique and historically important artifacts for research, teaching, and general exploration.

gray spiderwebCobweb

Cobweb is an open source platform to support collaborative and coordinated collection development for web archives.

blue stack of papers; the corner of the top sheet is liftedDMPTool

DMPTool is a free service that helps researchers and institutions create high-quality data management plans.

sunburst made of blue dotseScholarship

eScholarship is the open access repository and scholarly publishing platform for the University of California.

"EZID" in blue capital lettersEZID

EZID makes it easy to create and manage long-term, globally unique identifiers for data and sources.

sunburst circle made from 5 "V" shapes; the upper-right segment is green and the rest are orangeMerritt

Merritt is a digital preservation repository that lets the UC community manage, archive, and share digital content.

two stacked sideways brown and gray "V" shapesOnline Archive of California

OAC provides access to primary sources through collection guides and digitized images and documents.

UC DAMS (Nuxeo)

UC DAMS (Nuxeo) is a digital asset management system (or DAMS) hosted by the CDL used by the UC Libraries to create and manage object-level metadata and content.

UC Publication Management System (Elements)

orange square with a white line drawing of an elephant's headZephir

Zephir ingests, stores, and manages bibliographic metadata from HathiTrust contributors and exports this data for use in other HathiTrust systems.

For details on contributing content for preservation or publication, see Resources for Content Contributors.