About Digital Collections
The UC San Diego Library Digital Collections website is a public search and discovery interface that currently features over 100,000 digital objects, including documents, photographs, audio, video, and data sets, which reflect a range of materials collected, managed, and preserved by the Library to support teaching, learning and research. Content has been drawn from across the Library's collections with strengths in the areas of Baja California, Melanesia, Oceanography, and UC San Diego history. The Digital Collections website represents only a fraction of the materials available in the UC San Diego Library. Access to more content will increase over time.
Items have been digitized from the original primary sources in our collections, and recently the Library began to partner with UC San Diego researchers on campus to make research data more readily available. The Digital Collections website gathers data into two broad categories of content:
- Library Digital Collections contains digitized versions of selected collections covering topics such as art, film, music, history and anthropology. More information on the Library and the Digital Library Development Program can be found here:
- UCSD Research Data Collections contain research data generated by campus researchers and supported by the Research Data Curation Program. More information on the Research Data Curation Program can be found here:
For more information about the UC San Diego Library Digital Collections, see:
- Statement on Historical Context and Cultural Sensitivity in Collections
- Take Down Policy
- Guide to Using the UC San Diego Digital Collections
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Search Tips
For digital collections news, visit the UC San Diego Library blog.