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[BOAI] UC News-California Digital Library (CDL) services: expansively global, deeply local

From: Peter Suber <peter.suber AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 14:39:09 -0500


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[Forwarding from the U of California.  --Peter Suber.]


 To view online:
http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/24482<http://www.univers=
ityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/XXXXX>

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010
Contact: Ellen Meltzer
Phone: (510) 987-9214
Email: ellen.meltzer AT ucop.edu

*California Digital Library (CDL) services: expansively global, deeply loca=
l
*

The California Digital Library=92s (CDL; http://www.cdlib.org/) success in
elevating the digital library to be expansively global and deeply local has
been demonstrated this fall  in its launching of an array of pioneering
resources that support activities in all corners of research and
scholarship.

*Easier searching of digitized books*

The University of California has reached a significant milestone in
digitizing over 3 million volumes from its libraries=92 collections.



 =93In lean budget times, the UC libraries have made remarkable progress in
getting our legacy print collections digitized,=94 said UC Berkeley Univers=
ity
Librarian Thomas Leonard.  =93Search engines, especially Google, have funde=
d
this, and non-profits have also offered essential help. At every level of
our library we have taken advantage of this opportunity at a pace that, onl=
y
a few years ago, would have seemed impossible... Pooling our efforts with
other universities in the U.S., we have together reached the 7 million mark
for volumes digitized.  This greater digital library represents a line of
volumes stretching from San Francisco to Sacramento.=94

These digitized works are also available via a national consortial
partnership: the HathiTrust (http://www.hathitrust.org/), which contains
collections from libraries digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and
other projects.  To make the University of California=92s digitized books m=
ore
visible and to build services to support scholars across partner
institutions, CDL=92s mass digitization team (
http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/massdig/) has created an array of
HathiTrust search boxes (http://www.hathitrust.org/widgets).  These tools
make it possible to search the digitized collections in the HathiTrust
directly from web pages, blogs, learning management systems and more.

In another initiative, CDL=92s discovery and delivery (
http://www.cdlib.org/services/d2d/) group has created a way to link to
HathiTrust digital resources using SFX with the broader HathiTrust partner
community.  HathiTrust partner libraries that use Ex Libris=92 SFX scholarl=
y
linking and implement the new target will be able to include a link to
HathiTrust books in their SFX menu window.  The result is that UC library
users will be able to see immediately whether a HathiTrust book is availabl=
e
electronically and if so, link to the full text in the HathiTrust Digital
Library.

*Local History Mapped*

Students, teachers, and people interested in California history can explore
an exciting new feature called Local History Mapped on Calisphere (
http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/), the CDL=92s free websit=
e
of primary sources. A project of Digital Special Collections (
http://www.cdlib.org/services/dsc/), Local History Mapped showcases hundred=
s
of historical images on five maps of the state, along with current views of
the same locations (http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/mapped=
/).
Associated with each map is a selection of images and a historical essay
with background on a theme.  A =93teacher=92s toolbox=94 is also provided t=
o help
K-12 educators incorporate the maps into lesson plans and class activities.




"The mapping feature is wonderful," said San Francisco 
volunteer-teacher
Tammy McMillen. "I am working on a unit on bridges for 2nd and 3rd 
graders.
They will be building and studying them. I love the idea of taking the kids
to the library, where we have 20 computers, to let them explore the theme o=
f
transportation in California using the online maps.  There are some great
photos of bridges that will really augment the lesson."

Calisphere includes more than 200,000 images and text from library, archive
and museum collections across California.

*A powerful access platform*

In September, CDL=92s publishing group (
http://www.cdlib.org/services/publishing) launched the eXtensible Text
Framework (XTF) website (http://xtf.cdlib.org/<http://xtf.cdlib.org/),makin=
g>)
making this service all the more accessible.  XTF is an open source platfor=
m
for institutions and individuals to provide access to digital content.  It
is used as the primary access technology for the CDL=92s digital
collections=97including eScholarship and the Online Archive of California=
=97and
projects worldwide like The Encyclopedia of Chicago and Indiana University=
=92s
The Chymistry of Isaac Newton.



 =93For the Digital Library of Georgia, XTF is the tool of choice for
indexing, searching, and displaying text-based resources,=94 said P. Toby
Graham, deputy university librarian and director, Hargrett Rare Book &
Manuscript Library director. =93The Digital Library of Georgia delivers
400,000 pages of historical newspapers via XTF. We have customized XTF
databases to connect users to digital collections of historical maps, state
publications, original documents, and historical broadsides=85. XTF is high=
ly
versatile, robust, and with features like faceted browsing of search result=
s
it meets visitors' expectations for usability. The CDL's ongoing developmen=
t
and support of XTF is a great service to the digital library community.=94



XTF=92s high degree of extensibility and performance, even for large docume=
nts
and collections, frees implementers to focus on building sophisticated
interfaces for their digital object collections.



A tutorial for XTF is available:
http://xtf.cdlib.org/getting-started-tutorials/

*New digital curation tools*

Another CDL group, the University of California Curation Center (
http://www.cdlib.org/services/uc3/), also launched several new resources
this fall.  These include Merritt EZID, JHOVE2, and Data Management
Guidelines.  Merritt, a nod to CDL=92s neighbor, Lake Merritt, (
http://www.cdlib.org/services/uc3/merritt/), is a tool for members of the U=
C
community to manage, archive and share their content safely, persistently
and for the long term.  EZID (pronounced =93ee-zee-eye-dee=94) (
http://www.cdlib.org/services/uc3/ezid/index.html) provides researchers a
way to persistently identify and access a scholar=92s research, including
datasets, which is critical to the long-term distribution and availability
of the work. JHOVE2 (https://confluence.ucop.edu/display/JHOVE2Info/Home) i=
s
improved software for those managing digital repositories.  Finally, UC
Curation Center has created a detailed description of best practices for
managing and sharing data and meeting funding agency requirements (
http://www.cdlib.org/services/uc3/datamanagement/). UC campus colleagues
have also contributed to the enhancements of these tools.  Combined, these
services allow researchers to deposit, save, share and discover their
content and data.

These innovative CDL initiatives advance the ability of students, faculty,
and teachers at UC and beyond to engage in work across the research
spectrum.

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e U of California. =A0--Peter 
Suber.]<br></font></font><br><div class=3D"gm=
ail_quote"><br>








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<div>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"line-height:14.0pt"><span style=3D"font-siz=
e:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">To
view online: </span><a 
href=3D"http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/a=
rticle/XXXXX" target=3D"_blank"><span 
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family=
:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">http://www.universityofcali=
fornia.edu/news/article/24482</span></a><span 
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;fon=
t-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><br>

<br>
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<br>
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010<br>
Contact: Ellen Meltzer<br>
<span style=3D"color:black">Phone: (510) 
987-9214</span><br>
Email: </span><a href=3D"mailto:ellen.meltzer AT ucop.edu" 
target=3D"_blank"><=
span style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quo=
t;serif&quot;">ellen.meltzer AT 
ucop.edu</span></a><span style=3D"font-size:12=
.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><br>

<br>
<b>California Digital Library (CDL) services: expansively global, deeply 
lo=
cal </b></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"line-height:14.0pt"><span style=3D"font-siz=
e:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">The
California Digital Library=92s (CDL; </span><a 
href=3D"http://www.cdlib.org=
/" target=3D"_blank"><span 
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Time=
s New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">http://www.cdlib.org/</span></a><span =
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;ser=
if&quot;">) success in
elevating the digital library to be expansively global and deeply local has
been demonstrated this fall=A0 in its launching of an array of pioneering
resources that support activities in all corners of research and scholarshi=
p.=A0 </span></p>

<p style=3D"line-height:14.0pt"><b>Easier searching
of digitized books</b></p>

<p><span style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times 
New Roman&quot;,=
&quot;serif&quot;">The
University of California has reached a significant milestone in digitizing =
over
3 million volumes from its libraries=92 collections.=A0 </span></p>

<p><span style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times 
New Roman&quot;,=
&quot;serif&quot;">=A0</span></p>

<p><span style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times 
New Roman&quot;,=
&quot;serif&quot;">=A0=93In
lean budget times, the UC libraries have made remarkable progress in gettin=
g
our legacy print collections digitized,=94 said UC Berkeley University
Librarian Thomas Leonard.=A0 =93Search engines, especially Google, have
funded this, and non-profits have also offered essential help. At every lev=
el
of our library we have taken advantage of this opportunity at a pace that, =
only
a few years ago, would have seemed impossible... Pooling our efforts with o=
ther
universities in the U.S., we have together reached the 7 million mark for
volumes digitized.=A0 This greater digital library represents a line of vol=
umes
stretching from San Francisco to Sacramento.=94=A0=A0 </span></p>

<p style=3D"line-height:14.0pt">These digitized
works are also available via a national consortial partnership: the HathiTr=
ust
(<a href=3D"http://www.hathitrust.org/" 
target=3D"_blank">http://www.hathit=
rust.org/</a>), which
contains collections from libraries digitized by Google, the Internet Archi=
ve,
and other projects.=A0 To make the University of California=92s digitized
books more visible and to build services to support scholars across partner
institutions, CDL=92s mass digitization team
(<a href=3D"http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/massdig/" 
target=3D"_=
blank">http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/massdig/</a>) 
has created =
an array of
HathiTrust search boxes (<a 
href=3D"http://www.hathitrust.org/widgets" targ=
et=3D"_blank">http://www.hathitrust.org/widgets</a>).=A0 
These tools make
it possible to search the digitized collections in the HathiTrust directly =
from
web pages, blogs, learning management systems and more.=A0 </p>

<p style=3D"line-height:14.0pt">In another
initiative, CDL=92s discovery and delivery (<a 
href=3D"http://www.cdlib.org=
/services/d2d/" 
target=3D"_blank">http://www.cdlib.org/services/d2d/</a>)
group has created a way to link to HathiTrust digital resources using SFX w=
ith
the broader HathiTrust partner community.=A0 HathiTrust partner libraries t=
hat
use Ex Libris=92 SFX scholarly linking and implement the new target will be
able to include a link to HathiTrust books in their SFX menu window. =A0The
result is that UC library users will be able to see immediately whether a
HathiTrust book is available electronically and if so, link to the full tex=
t in
the HathiTrust Digital Library.</p>

<p style=3D"line-height:14.0pt"><b>Local History
Mapped</b></p>

<p><span style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times 
New Roman&quot;,=
&quot;serif&quot;">Students,
teachers, and people interested in California history can explore an exciti=
ng
new feature called Local History Mapped on Calisphere
(<a href=3D"http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/" 
target=3D"_b=
lank">http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/</a>), the 
CDL=92s f=
ree
website of primary sources. A project of Digital Special Collections (</spa=
n><a href=3D"http://www.cdlib.org/services/dsc/" 
target=3D"_blank"><span st=
yle=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif=
&quot;">http://www.cdlib.org/services/dsc/</span></a><span style=3D"font-si=
ze:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">), Loc=
al History
Mapped showcases hundreds of historical images on five maps of the state, a=
long
with current views of the same locations (</span><a 
href=3D"http://www.cali=
sphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/mapped/" 
target=3D"_blank"><span style=3D=
"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;=
">http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/mapped/</span></a><span =
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;ser=
if&quot;">). Associated
with each map is a selection of images and a historical essay with backgrou=
nd
on a theme.=A0 A =93teacher=92s toolbox=94 is also provided to help
K-12 educators incorporate the maps into lesson plans and class activities.=
=A0 </span></p>

<p><span style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times 
New Roman&quot;,=
&quot;serif&quot;">=A0</span></p>

<p><span style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times 
New Roman&quot;,=
&quot;serif&quot;">&quot;The
mapping feature is wonderful,&quot; said San Francisco volunteer-teacher 
Ta=
mmy
McMillen. &quot;I am working on a unit on bridges for 2nd and 3rd graders. 
=
They
will be building and studying them.=A0I love the idea of taking the kids to
the library, where we have 20 computers, to let them explore the theme of
transportation in California using the online maps.=A0 There are some great
photos of bridges that will really augment the 
lesson.&quot;</span></p>

<p style=3D"line-height:14.0pt">Calisphere includes
more than 200,000 images and text from library, archive and museum collecti=
ons
across California. </p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"line-height:14.0pt"><b><span 
style=3D"font-=
size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">A po=
werful access platform</span></b></p>

<p><span style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times 
New Roman&quot;,=
&quot;serif&quot;">In
September, CDL=92s publishing group
(<a href=3D"http://www.cdlib.org/services/publishing" 
target=3D"_blank">htt=
p://www.cdlib.org/services/publishing</a>) launched the eXtensible Text
Framework (XTF) website (</span><a 
href=3D"http://xtf.cdlib.org/),making" t=
arget=3D"_blank"><span 
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times Ne=
w 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">http://xtf.cdlib.org/</span></a><span styl=
e=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&q=
uot;">) making this
service all the more accessible.=A0 XTF is an open source platform for
institutions and individuals to provide access to digital content.=A0 It is=
 used
as the primary access technology for the CDL=92s digital
collections=97including eScholarship and the Online Archive of
California=97and projects worldwide like The Encyclopedia of Chicago and
Indiana University=92s The Chymistry of Isaac Newton.=A0 
</span></p>

<p><span style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times 
New Roman&quot;,=
&quot;serif&quot;">=A0</span></p>

<p><span style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times 
New Roman&quot;,=
&quot;serif&quot;">=A0=93For
the Digital Library of Georgia, XTF is the tool of choice for indexing,
searching, and displaying text-based resources,=94 said P. Toby Graham,
deputy university librarian and director, Hargrett Rare Book &amp; 
Manuscri=
pt
Library director. =93The Digital Library of Georgia delivers 400,000 pages
of historical newspapers via XTF. We have customized XTF databases to conne=
ct
users to digital collections of historical maps, state publications, origin=
al
documents, and historical broadsides=85. XTF is highly versatile, robust,
and with features like faceted browsing of search results it meets visitors=
&#39;
expectations for usability. The CDL&#39;s ongoing development and support 
o=
f XTF is
a great service to the digital library community.=94=A0 </span></p>

<p><span style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times 
New Roman&quot;,=
&quot;serif&quot;">=A0</span></p>

<p><span style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times 
New Roman&quot;,=
&quot;serif&quot;">XTF=92s
high degree of extensibility and performance, even for large documents and
collections, frees implementers to focus on building sophisticated interfac=
es
for their digital object collections.=A0 </span></p>

<p><span style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times 
New Roman&quot;,=
&quot;serif&quot;">=A0</span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"line-height:14.0pt"><span style=3D"font-siz=
e:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">A
tutorial for XTF is available: </span><a 
href=3D"http://xtf.cdlib.org/getti=
ng-started-tutorials/" target=3D"_blank"><span 
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;fo=
nt-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">http://xtf.cdlib.o=
rg/getting-started-tutorials/</span></a><span 
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;fon=
t-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">=A0=A0 
</span></p>


<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"line-height:14.0pt"><b><span 
style=3D"font-=
size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">New =
digital curation tools</span></b></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"line-height:14.0pt"><span style=3D"font-siz=
e:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Another
CDL group, the University of California Curation Center
(<a href=3D"http://www.cdlib.org/services/uc3/" 
target=3D"_blank">http://ww=
w.cdlib.org/services/uc3/</a>), also launched several new resources this
fall.=A0 These include Merritt EZID, JHOVE2, and Data Management Guidelines=
.=A0
Merritt, a nod to CDL=92s neighbor, Lake Merritt, (</span><a 
href=3D"http:/=
/www.cdlib.org/services/uc3/merritt/" 
target=3D"_blank"><span style=3D"font=
-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">htt=
p://www.cdlib.org/services/uc3/merritt/</span></a><span 
style=3D"font-size:=
12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">), is a t=
ool for
members of the UC community to manage, archive and share their content safe=
ly,
persistently and for the long term.=A0 EZID (pronounced
=93ee-zee-eye-dee=94) (</span><a 
href=3D"http://www.cdlib.org/services/uc3/=
ezid/index.html" target=3D"_blank"><span 
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-fam=
ily:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">http://www.cdlib.org/ser=
vices/uc3/ezid/index.html</span></a><span 
style=3D"font-size:12.0pt;font-fa=
mily:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">) 
provides
researchers a way to persistently identify and access a scholar=92s
research, including datasets, which is critical to the long-term distributi=
on
and availability of the work. JHOVE2
(<a href=3D"https://confluence.ucop.edu/display/JHOVE2Info/Home" 
target=3D"=
_blank">https://confluence.ucop.edu/display/JHOVE2Info/Home</a>) 
is improve=
d software for those
managing digital repositories.=A0 Finally, UC Curation Center has created a
detailed description of best practices for managing and sharing data and
meeting funding agency requirements (</span><a 
href=3D"http://www.cdlib.org=
/services/uc3/datamanagement/" target=3D"_blank"><span 
style=3D"font-size:1=
2.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">http://www=
.cdlib.org/services/uc3/datamanagement/</span></a><span 
style=3D"font-size:=
12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">). UC cam=
pus
colleagues have also contributed to the enhancements of these tools.=A0 Com=
bined,
these services allow researchers to deposit, save, share and discover their
content and data.=A0 </span></p>

<p style=3D"line-height:14.0pt">These innovative CDL
initiatives advance the ability of students, faculty, and teachers at UC an=
d
beyond to engage in work across the research spectrum.=A0 </p>

<p style=3D"line-height:14.0pt"><span 
style=3D"font-size:11.0pt">=A0</span>=
</p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal">=A0</p>

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