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  • Transitioning to Google Analytics. April 2012 [Recording]
  • New Contributor Tools: Slideshow Widget, Metadata Editor, MARC21 Record Ingest. September 2011 [Recording]
  • The Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Project. May 2011. [Recording] [Slides]
  • Exploring the Contributor Dashboard. January 2011. [Recording]

Recent Publications and Presentations

Digital Special Collections, General

  • Primary Sources Journey from Archive to Web: Superstars and Hidden Gems. Lena Zentall, Design Analyst, CDL. Presented at the Society of American Archivists' Annual Meeting, August 28, 2008. [PDF]
  • "Committing to Memory: A Project to Publish and Preserve California Local History Digital Resources," by Adrian Turner, Journal of Archival Organization, Volume 4, Issue 1&2, April, 2007, pp 11-27.[Find it at your library]


  • The Reusability of University Digital Archives: Meeting the Needs of K-12 Teachers. Felicia Poe, Assessment Coordinator, CDL and Isaac Mankita, Associate Program Manager, Interactive University Project, UC Berkeley. Presented at Advancing the Effectiveness and Sustainability of Open Education Conference, September 28-30, 2005. [PPT]
  • "A Handful of Things: Calisphere's Themed Collections from the California Digital Library," by Isaac Mankita, Ellen Meltzer, and James Harris. D-Lib Magazine 12, May 2006. Retrieved June 29, 2006 from
  • Calisphere UI Testing Findings and Recommendations: Findings and recommendations from user interface testing held at Chico High School in September 2005. [PDF]
  • Interactive University Teacher Assessment: Report from Interactive University on the use of digital objects by teachers in the classroom. [PDF]

Online Archive of California

  • R/Evolution of Access: The Online Archive of California Interface Redesign. Panel presentation of OAC 4.0 project at Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, August 2008.
    • Part one: Mary Elings, UC Berkeley, The Bancroft Library, Archivist for Digital Collections [PDF]
    • Part two: Rosalie Lack. CDL, Director of Digital Special Collections [PDF]
    • Part three: Rachael Hu. CDL, User Experience Design Manager [PDF]

UC Shared Images

  • University of California Shared Image Collections: Convergence and Expansion [PDF] by Lena Zentall and Maureen Burns (draft soon to be published in a special issue of the Visual Resources Association Bulletin on digital collaboration)
  • University of California Shared Images: A New System-Wide Image Service at UC [PDF] (University of California Computing Services conference, July 22, 2008)
  • Using ARTstor for Teaching, Learning, and Research [PDF] (UC 21st Century. Teaching, Learning and Technology: Past, Present and Future Conference, June 20, 2008)
  • Building UC Shared Images: Moving a demonstrator into a sustainable service [PDF] (Visual Resources Association Annual Conference, March 16, 2008)
  • Warm and Fuzzy Tales of Collaboration at the University of California [PDF] (Visual Resources Association Annual Conference, March 15, 2008)
Last updated: August 28, 2013