By Sherri Berger, Digital Special Collections Program Coordinator

CDL’s Digital Special Collections Program is excited to announce that we have created a Calisphere page on Facebook.  Facebook pages enable organizations to promote their services and connect with individuals.  We’ll be using the page to engage educators, students, and the general public.  Take a look at http://www.facebook.com/calisphere.

If you have a Facebook profile, you can “become a fan” of Calisphere to stay up-to-date on new developments and content.  We’ll be linking to photographs, texts, and other items related to holidays, historical anniversaries, and current events; highlighting related programs, events, and educational resources of interest; and doing much more to grow the online Calisphere community.

The page also provides undergraduates with a fun and convenient way to discover primary sources and get ideas for their projects.  We’ll be updating the page on an ongoing basis, so there will always be something new for them to explore.

Tell us what you think about the links and images we share by leaving a comment on the page.  We’d love to know how you, your faculty, and graduate student instructors are using Calisphere.

Calisphere offers free public access to more than 200,000 primary sources such as photographs, documents, newspapers, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, and other cultural artifacts selected from the libraries and museums of the UC campuses and cultural heritage organizations across California.&nbsp These materials reveal the history and culture of the state and its role in the nation and the world.