California Revealed is a California State Library initiative that helps public libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other heritage groups digitize, preserve, and provide online access to archival materials documenting the state's history, art, and cultures. We also provide access and preservation services for organizations with existing digital collections and/or in-house digitization programs. We offer additional support and assistance for cataloging, community archiving, and K-12 curriculum development, and work with the State Library to establish Memory Labs at public libraries across California.
Since first launching in 2010 as a digitization initiative focused on audiovisual recordings, California Revealed has brought special focus to educating and empowering regional organizations to make the most of their collections. To date, California Revealed includes more than 117,000 objects from over 370 partner organizations representing a diverse array of communities and collections. The objects themselves are similarly eclectic: motion picture film, video tapes, audio recordings, newspapers, scrapbooks, photographs, microfilm, manuscripts, digital files, and more.
By providing online access to digitized materials, California Revealed is working to aggregate California's digital collections into a single resource at californiarevealed.org. California Revealed collections are also discoverable through the Internet Archive, the Digital Public Library of America, Calipshere, and the Home Movie Registry, offering multiple access points for potential users, including teachers, genealogists, artists, scholars, journalists, and others. The kaleidoscopic view of California culture and history represented in California Revealed's collections allows educators and students to easily integrate primary resources into their course of study.
Our team of digital services librarians and archivists is based at the California State Library in Sacramento. Whether you are looking to partner with us or make use of our collections, please feel free to contact us. We're here to help!
More information about partner services and opportunities is available here.