The Library of California [http://www.library.ca.gov/loc/ ] (created in 1998 with the goal to link all libraries in the state) and the CDL have formed a partnership to encourage the creation of new digital library information and services.  The partnership also addresses the challenges of preserving digital materials, efficiently selecting and licensing digital content, and designing friendly online gateways to make this material accessible to the public.

Some areas of immediate focus include the California Periodicals Database, the Online Archive of California [http://www.cdlib.org/services/dsc/oac/] and California Counts (the CDL’s government information initiative) [http://www.cdlib.org/libstaff/sharedcoll/gii/CDP/].  To read a press release about the agreement go to the UC Newswire [http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/ ] and do a story search on “LOC”.