May 19, 2022

“California Digital Library’s Shared Cataloging Program Helps Support Alternative Press/Open Access Resource”

From the California Digital Library (CDL):

SCP [Shared Cataloging Program] staff are constantly on the lookout for how their cataloging can be leveraged for the greater good. Such an opportunity recently presented itself with the licensing by CDL of 800 titles offered by Reveal Digital in their Independent Voices collection.  This collection is a cooperative effort by libraries across the country to fund the digitization of alternative press content from the 1960s through the 1980s on the Reveal Digital platform. When digitization is complete, and after a brief embargo period, all content will become open access.  As a result of CDL’s funding participation, UC has full access to the ever-growing database for cataloging purposes.  SCP is working on three fronts to supply cataloging metadata.

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