UC Berkeley Library Launches its New Digital Collections Website
From UC Berkeley:
This week, the UC Berkeley Library launches its new Digital Collections website, a gaping portal into the Library’s growing collection of digitized materials. Fully searchable and free to all, the platform makes possible a world of research quests and rabbit holes into the Library’s collections — from portraits of California’s agriculture and oil industries, to the archives of Berkeley’s independent student newspaper and its road to revolution.
“I have this dream — what we refer to as our moonshot — that we will digitize everything we have during my lifetime,” said University Librarian Jeffrey MacKie-Mason. “And to get people behind something big and grand and daring like a moonshot, … you have to get people to understand what they’re going to get out of it.
Under a permanent agreement between the student paper and the Library, the new digital site will include all available issues of the Daily Cal printed since its inception, minus a one-year embargo for the most current articles. (There are some gaps in the Library’s Daily Cal collection, [Lynne] Grigsby, [head of Library IT] noted. The next step will be to assess those holes and brainstorm how to fill them.)
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