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Digital Special Collections

The Digital Special Collections Program (DSC) supports collaboration between libraries, archives, and museums throughout the State of California to provide access to a world class digital collection that serves an array of end users, from researchers and scholars to K-12 students.

DSC offers:

  • UC faculty and students a comprehensive index of rare and unique materials and images for classroom instruction;
  • UC's libraries, archives, and museums technology, expertise, and best practices for building and providing access to their digital collections; and
  • California K-12 teachers and the general public access to UC's digital collections for teaching and exploration.
Products and Services
Online Archive of California (OAC): a free website that provides over 20,000 collection descriptions for materials housed physically at educational and cultural institutions across California
Calisphere: a free website that offers educators, students, and the public direct online access to more than 200,000 primary sources
UC Shared Images: a collaborative, cross-campus program for building an aggregated image collection across the UC system
Contributor Services: data consultancy and technical support to help contributors develop strategies and implement tools to best create, submit, and manage their digital content

Digital Special Collections Team
Catherine Mitchell Director |
Brian Tingle Technical Lead | Brian Tingle staff profile available
Sherri Berger Program Coordinator |  
Gabriela Montoya Contributor Support Specialist
(UC San Diego)
Mark Redar Programmer Analyst |
Adrian Turner Data Consultant | Adrian Turner staff profile available
Last updated: August 20, 2013
Sherri Berger staff profile available