Now that fall has returned and UC students are streaming back to campus, it’s a good time to take another look at Calisphere with undergraduate students in mind.
CDLINFO News: Authored by Rosalie Lack
This is a reminder that Counting California has been decommissioned; see previous CDLINFO article (dated March 31, 2008) for details.
Recently, Bay Area K-12 teachers learned simple and practical ways to team a cutting-edge technology — an iPod touch, PowerPoint, and online tools such as MovieMaker and Garageband — with Calisphere’s thousands of primary source images to bring history to life in the classroom.
A new web page has been created for the OAC Redesign Project.
Counting California, a single interface for accessing a variety of data and statistics about California from local, state, and federal government agencies, will be decommissioned on June 1, 2008.
CDL is pleased to report that in its first year, Calisphere has become a valuable resource for scholars, a popular destination for the general public, and an essential site for K-12 educators, who call it “a dream resource” and “a teacher’s dream come true.”
Over 1,500 new digitized primary resources are now available in the CDL’s Calisphere and Online Archive of California (OAC) websites as of February 2008.
CDL’s Calisphere team is partnering with the Alameda County Office of Education’s CTAP Region IV and the UC Irvine History Project in order to promote best practices for teaching with primary source materials and achieve other objectives.
The UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management is pleased to announce a new website featuring the Japanese Woodblock Print Collection.
The Calisphere’s California Cultures web site has been redesigned. The site now includes 3-5 historical topics for each of the included ethnic groups and browse terms as a way for users to easily access the content.