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Digitization Projects at UNLV Libraries

UNLV Announces New Digital Collection: Showgirls

By Cory Lampert on February 27, 2007 12:37 PM | Permalink
main_graphic.jpg NEW! The UNLV Libraries Showgirls Collection is now available at www.library.unlv.edu/showgirls/ The Showgirls collection documents the unique history of the Las Vegas entertainment industry. Many artists and entrepreneurs were influential in the birth of a Las Vegas icon: the showgirl. Showgirls features unique materials relating to costume design and theatrical productions associated with the history of Las Vegas entertainment.

Draft Principles for Digitized Content

By Cory Lampert on February 27, 2007 12:10 PM | Permalink
From the Digitization Policy Task Force of ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy come the Draft Principles for Digitized Content. The Digitization Principles Blog states in the introduction:
The accelerating mass digitization of collections in libraries and cultural heritage institutions demands a framework of principles and a body of policy to guide decision making and to enable values-driven choices. The principles for the digitization of content will provoke a review of American Library Association policies that address the creation, access, use and preservation of digital materials and that require revision, enhancement and creation.
The principles start off with the clear mandate that traditional library values apply to digital libraries. It continues with principles addressing the need for communication, collaboration, standards, and sustainability. There is also a principle highlighting the international and global reach of digital libraries. Principle 1