CDLINFO News: Online Archive of California

Assessment leads to strategic new directions for OAC and Calisphere

The CDL has recently completed a multi-faceted assessment of the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere, in order to plan for the continued development of these platforms–especially as relates … More

CDLers (and UCBer) in Print

UC librarians Sherri Berger (CDL), Lynn Jones (UCB) and Ellen Meltzer (CDL) have contributed a chapter to Past or Portal?  Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Special Collections and Archives, edited by … More

RecordEXPRESS makes it easier to contribute collection guides to the OAC

May 9, 2012  |  Category:  Digital Special Collections,Newsletter,Online Archive of California  |  Author: 

CDL is pleased to announce the release of a new tool called RecordEXPRESS, which is designed to make it even easier for Online Archive of California (OAC) contributors to describe … More

Mellon Supports Phase 2 of Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC)

April 23, 2012  |  Category:  Newsletter,Online Archive of California  |  Author: 

The CDL is pleased to announce that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is supporting a second phase of the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) project, which will dramatically expand … More

Diaries digitized by UC Merced tell first-hand of Civil War, Lincoln assassination

A new digital collection provides a glimpse into the everyday life of a Union soldier during the U.S. Civil War, as well a first-hand account of President Lincoln’s assassination and … More

Contributor Metadata Editor released for OAC/Calisphere digital objects

September 26, 2011  |  Category:  Calisphere,Digital Special Collections,Newsletter,Online Archive of California  |  Author: 

Digital Special Collections is pleased to announce the release of the Metadata Editor, a new tool for contributors to the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere. The Metadata Editor … More

New on OAC and Calisphere: Local History Digital Resources

CDL is pleased to announce the online publication of approximately 2,000 diverse materials documenting local people, places, and events throughout California in the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere. … More

New on OAC and Calisphere: Kearny Street Workshop posters from UCSB

February 14, 2011  |  Category:  Calisphere,Newsletter,Online Archive of California  |  Author: 

Students and researchers now have free access to 170 images of posters, artwork, and photographs documenting the work of the Kearny Street Workshop and the Asian/Pacific American community in 1970s … More

Behind the Finding Aid: UCLA Library’s John Fante Papers

January 7, 2011  |  Category:  Newsletter,Online Archive of California  |  Author: 

Researchers of literature and history can now delve into the life and work of John Fante (1909-1983), an Italian-American writer best known for his 1939 novel Ask the Dust. UCLA … More

New on OAC and Calisphere: Images from UCSD’s Melanesian Archive

December 9, 2010  |  Category:  Calisphere,Newsletter,Online Archive of California  |  Author: 

By Kathryn Creely, Melanesian Studies Librarian, UC San Diego and Sherri Berger, Digital Special Collections Program Coordinator. Take an “armchair voyage” to Oceania!  Nearly 6,000 photographs depicting the … More