California Revealed Project needs additional staff!

In partnership with over 200 California libraries, archives and history museums, California Revealed (CA-R) is a multi-year project providing digitization, digital preservation, and online access to books, documents, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and ephemera that tell the incredible stories of the Golden State.

California Revealed gathers best archival practices for digitization and digital preservation, establishes low-cost, practical standards, and then manages digitization, online access, and digital preservation activities on behalf of Project partners. Free public access to the online collections is provided via the California Revealed collection ( and the Internet Archive. In addition, records are shared with Calisphere, WorldCat, and the Digital Public Library of America.

CA-R is grant-funded by the California State Library. Project operations are based at the California State Library in Sacramento.


We are hiring for three full-time positions. Please follow the links below for more information, and help us spread the word.

Project Director

Digital Services Librarian/Digital Preservation Manager

Digital Services Librarian/Audiovisual Preservation Manager


California Revealed (CA-R) Partners

  • African American Museum and Library at Oakland
  • Allan Hancock College
  • American Jewish University
  • ArtCenter College of Design
  • The Autry
  • Ayn Rand Archives
  • The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
  • Benicia Public Library
  • Berkeley Public Library
  • Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center
  • Butte County Library
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • California Automobile Museum
  • California College of the Arts Libraries
  • California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
  • California Historical Society
  • California Institute of Technology Archives
  • California Judicial Center Library
  • California State Polytechnic University Special Collections and Archives – San Luis Obispo
  • California State Polytechnic University Special Collections and Archives – Pomona
  • California State Archives
  • California State Library
  • California State Military Museum
  • California State Parks, Monterey District
  • California State Railroad Museum Library
  • California State University, Bakersfield
  • California State University, Chico
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • California State University, Fresno
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • California State University, San Marcos
  • Campbell Museums
  • Carlsbad City Library
  • Center for Asian American Media
  • Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS) at Pacific School of Religion
  • Center for Oral and Public History, CSU Fullerton
  • Center for Sacramento History
  • Center for the Study of Political Graphics
  • Citrus College
  • Claremont Colleges Library
  • Claremont Heritage
  • Computer History Museum
  • Conejo Valley Historical Society
  • Contra Costa County Historical Society
  • Corita Art Center
  • Coronado Historical Association
  • Coronado Public Library
  • Corona Public Library
  • County of Los Angeles Public Library
  • de Saisset Museum
  • Dixon Public Library
  • Department of African American Studies, UC Berkeley
  • Eastern California Museum
  • El Dorado County Library
  • Environmental Design Archives, UC Berkeley
  • Escondido Public Library
  • Ethnic Studies Library, UC Berkeley
  • Ferndale Museum
  • Freedom Archives
  • Fremont Main Library
  • Fresno County Public Library
  • Gellert Library at Notre Dame de Namur University
  • GLBT Historical Society
  • Glendale Library, Arts & Culture
  • Graduate Theological Union Library and Archives
  • Harrison Memorial Library
  • Headlands Center for the Arts
  • History Center of San Luis Obispo County
  • History San Jose
  • Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
  • Humboldt County Historical Society
  • Humboldt State University Library
  • The Huntington Library
  • Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley
  • Inyo County Free Library
  • John Morearty Archives
  • Kern Antelope Historical Society
  • Kern County Library
  • Kitchen Sisters Collection
  • Labor Archives, San Francisco State University
  • Laguna Art Museum
  • Laguna Beach Historical Society
  • Lambda Archives of San Diego
  • Little People of America
  • Long Beach Public Library
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Research Library and Archive
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Los Angeles Public Library
  • Los Angeles Valley College Historical Museum
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Madera County Library California History and Family Research Room
  • The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley
  • Manzanar National Historic Site
  • Marin County Free Library
  • Mariposa Museum and History Center
  • Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
  • Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley
  • Menlo Park Historical Association
  • Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
  • Mingei International Museum
  • Monterey County Free Libraries
  • Monterey County Historical Society, Inc.
  • Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
  • Mountain View Public Library
  • Museum of Performance and Design
  • Museum of Western Film History
  • Napa County Historical Society
  • National City Public Library
  • National Park Service, Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • Notre Dame de Namur Gellert Library
  • Oakland Museum of California
  • Oakland Public Library, Cesar E. Chavez Branch
  • Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room
  • Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room
  • Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
  • Orange County Archives
  • Orange County Public Libraries
  • Other Minds Archive
  • Pacific Grove Public Library
  • Pacifica Radio Archives
  • Palo Alto City Library
  • Palo Alto Historical Association
  • Palo Alto Women’s Club
  • Palos Verdes Library District, Local History Center
  • Pasadena Museum of History
  • Paso Robles Pioneer Museum
  • Petaluma Historic Library and Museum
  • Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives
  • Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
  • Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
  • Richmond Museum of History
  • Riverside Public Library
  • Sacramento City College
  • SAG-AFTRA Foundation
  • San Diego Air and Space Museum
  • San Diego State University, Special Collections and University Archives
  • San Diego Zoo Global Library and Archives
  • San Francisco Art Institute
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Library
  • San Francisco Public Library Government Information Center
  • San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco History Center
  • San Francisco Theological Seminary Archives
  • San Joaquin County Society and Museum
  • San Jose Public Library, California Room
  • Santa Ana Public Library – Santa Ana History Room
  • Santa Barbara Public Library
  • Santa Clara City Library
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District Library
  • Santa Fe Springs City Library
  • Santa Rosa Junior College Archives
  • Sausalito Historical Society
  • Shoshone Museum
  • Sierra Club Library
  • Signal Hill Public Library
  • Siskiyou County Museum
  • Sisters of the Presentation, San Francicso
  • Sonoma County Library
  • Sonoma State University
  • Sonoma Valley Historical Society
  • South San Francisco Historical Society
  • South San Francisco Public Library
  • Southern Mono Historical Society
  • Stanford University, Department of Special Collections, Manuscripts Division and University Archives
  • Tenderloin Museum
  • University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
  • University of California, Davis Library
  • University of California, Los Angeles Ethnomusicology Archive
  • University of California, Riverside, Special Collections and Archives
  • University of California, San Diego Library
  • University of California, San Francisco, Archives & Special Collections
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Department of Special Collections
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, Special Collections and Archives
  • University of Southern California, Doheny Memorial Library, Special Collections
  • Upland Public Library
  • Visual Communications Archives
  • Washington Township Museum of Local History
  • West Sacramento Historical Society
  • Whittier Museum
  • Whittier Public Library
  • Women’s Museum of California
  • Writers Guild Foundation
  • Yolo County Archives

If your organization is interested in joining California Revealed, contact us at

Digital Preservation Assistant positions, Oct 16, 2017

Position Announcement (October 16, 2017)

California Preservation Program

Digital Preservation Service Assistant

(Full-time contract positions, Sacramento and Berkeley, open until filled)

Service Description

In partnership with over 200 libraries, archives and museums (and growing), California Revealed is a multi-year project that provides digitization, preservation, and access services for historic California audiovisual recordings, books, documents, photographs and ephemera that tell the incredible stories of the Golden State.

The California Preservation Program gathers best archival practices for digital preservation and establishes low-cost, practical standards to help organizations digitize and manage their collections. Access is provided by the Internet Archive for teaching, research and study. In addition, records are shared via CalisphereWorldCat, the Digital Public Library of America, and the Home Movie Registry. Storage of files for long-term preservation is provided by the California Preservation Program.

This service largely is grant-funded by the California State Library. Project operations currently are moving from the UC Berkeley Library to the California State Library. There are four Digital Preservation Assistant positions available: two positions are located at the California State Library with contracts until August 2018 (plus continuation for additional years, pending available funding), and two positions are located at the UC Berkeley Library with contracts until June 2018 (and an opportunity to relocate to the State Library for additional contracts, if interested).

Position Description

The Digital Preservation Assistant will undertake the following activities:

  • Prepare collection materials for digitization.
  • Normalize metadata in an Islandora content management system.
  • Pack materials for shipping to digitization vendors.
  • Communicate with vendors and partner archives.
  • Perform quality assurance and control of new digital preservation files and metadata records.
  • Upload access files to the Internet Archive.
  • Upload, map and aggregate metadata. Sync with WorldCat and other catalogs.
  • Assist with development of digital preservation outreach workshops.

Required Capabilities and Experience

  • Experience with handling and preservation of archival materials, including manuscripts, photographs, and audiovisual materials.
  • Experience with quality assurance and control procedures for digitized archival materials, including manuscripts, photographs, and audiovisual materials.
  • Working knowledge of library and archives preservation principles, including digitization and metadata standards for long-term preservation and access.
  • Familiarity with standards such as PBCore, Dublin Core, MODS, Encoded Archival Description, and various thesauri for cataloging.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently.
  • Writing skills to document procedures.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Basic competence with office applications in Microsoft and Mac environments.

Preferred Capabilities and Experience

  • Interest in California history.
  • Experience and facility with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Wavelab Elements (for quality control), and Islandora (the project’s content management system).

Contract compensation, $20-22/hour, depending on skills and experience; 32-40 hrs/week. Subsequent contracts dependent upon available funding. These positions begin immediately.

If interested, please specify your location of interest (Berkeley, Sacramento, or both) and send resume and cover letter to Pamela Vadakan, Manager, pamelajean@berkeley.edu510.642.4665


California Heritage Protection Project (CalHPP)

July 2015: The California State Library received funding from CalOES to implement in six counties a pilot disaster preparedness program for libraries and other heritage organizations in partnership with first responders and emergency services. The California Preservation Program has been tasked with implementing the project, July 2015 -June 2016.