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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.

Digitization Workshop DVD available

By Cory Lampert on December 20, 2006 10:38 AM | Permalink
We have just received the DVD copy of the November Digitization Workshop. If you were unable to attend the presentations by Roy Tennant and Ann Lally, they are now available (with Powerpoint slides) on DVD. We are currently looking into the best options for making the video available, in the meantime please contact Cory Lampert for more information. Thanks!

New Digital Collection: Cities Around the World

By Cory Lampert on November 29, 2006 2:15 PM | Permalink
citiesphoto.jpg The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee has just released a brand new digital collection of over 5,500 photographic images from the slide collections of the American Geographic Society Library. 3,284 color slides were chosen for this project from the extensive Harrison Forman slide collection. Forman’s special interest was in Asia, but his collection also covers cities across all continents. The selected images span the years from 1958 to 1978 The Cities Around the World Collection (http://www.uwm.edu/Libraries/digilib/cities/index.html) focuses on the main subject areas of: City & Town Life, Architecture, Views, Transportation, and People.

UNLV Libraries hosts Digitization Workshop

By Cory Lampert on November 22, 2006 10:12 AM | Permalink
In the first months on the job this summer, Dean Patty Iannuzzi asked me to write a white paper compiling important questions that need to be addressed to help direct the future of digitization projects at the Libraries. Library staff can access the paper on the Libraries staff website. As a result of the paper, the Libraries hosted an all-staff professional development event last week.

Welcome to the Digitization Projects Blog!

By Cory Lampert on November 21, 2006 1:05 PM | Permalink
Thanks for stopping by! This blog serves as an information source for updates on UNLV Libraries digitization activities, digital collections news, and items of interest from the field of digital libraries. Digital collections at the University of Nevada Las Vegas are managed and created in the Web and Digitization Services (WDS) department of the Libraries. UNLV uses CONTENTdmâ„¢ as its digital media management system, which helps facilitate collaboration and sharing of digital collections. This blog will also provide updates and information regarding CONTENTdm development and implementation. Currently, there are two major digital collections in production. The Showgirls project focuses on historic materials relating to Las Vegas showgirls and features scanned digital images of original costume design sketches and photographic prints. The Nevada Test SIte Oral History Project is being created in conjunction with the UNLV Department of History and consists of oral history interview transcripts and digital audio. The digitized content has been collected to create a much-needed research collection on the Nevada Test Site.