What's new with Calisphere and OAC
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Calisphere and the Online Archive of California (OAC) are gateways to unique collections held by libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions throughout California.

New Collections

UC Santa Barbara Art, Design, & Architecture Museum

UC Santa Barbara's Art, Design & Architecture Museum is a longstanding contributor of finding aids to the Online Archive of California (OAC). Last December, the museum enabled harvesting of selected digitized materials in its Architecture and Design Collection (managed in Omeka), so those resources could gain additional exposure through Calisphere and DPLA.

With over 250 collections and almost 2 million items, the Architecture and Design Collection is one of the largest architectural archives in North America. The archive contains drawings, photographs, models, project papers, decorative objects, and furniture from Southern California architects and designers from the late nineteenth through the early twenty-first century, with a specific focus on Southern California Modernism.

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New Feature

Aeon Integration with Calisphere Collections

We recently released a new feature, in coordination with the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, to support the integration of Aeon with digital objects in Calisphere. Aeon is a request and workflow management software, licensed by Atlas Systems. If your institution is using Aeon, you can now embed an "Order Item" button in your Calisphere objects. Users clicking on the button can then log into your Aeon system and send requests pertaining to the digital object (reference questions, photoduplication orders, etc.). For an example of the integration, see the UC Berkeley Bancroft Library's collections in Calisphere.

To enable Aeon integrations with your collections in Calisphere, contact us.

Contributor Meeting at the Society of California Archivists

Are you planning to attend the Society of California Archivists Annual General Meeting (AGM), April 24-27 in Long Beach?  If so, we look forward to seeing you there! Join us at our OAC/Calisphere contributor meeting on Thursday, April 25, 12:15-1:00. Meet fellow contributors, ask questions, and catch up with us on contributing to Calisphere and OAC.

We'll also be in the exhibit hall during scheduled break times.

Registration Open for Free Workshop

"Better Sharing Through Metadata"

Between March and May this year, we're hosting free, all-day interactive workshops in multiple locations in California to promote good practices for creating shareable metadata. We’ll also be providing information on how you can increase the discoverability of your collections by making them available through Calisphere and DPLA.

Learn more about the workshops and register today! Visit our "Better Sharing Through Metadata" workshop wiki.

The workshop series is being offered as part of our "Harvesting California's Bounty" project (2018-2019). The project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered in California by the State Librarian.

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Track Our Development Work: Roadmaps

Our 2019 goals, plans and development tasks for our services can be found at the links below.  Have an idea? Make a feature request (or +1 an existing feature request) through our OAC/Calisphere Help Center.

Calisphere roadmap OAC roadmap Collection management systems roadmap
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