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Digitization Projects at UNLV Libraries

New Digital Collection Announced: John Muir Journals and Drawings

By Cory Lampert on December 6, 2007 1:46 PM | Permalink
muir.jpg Announced to the CONTENTdm-listserve this week:
The University of the Pacific Library is home to the papers of John Muir, who as a famed naturalist writer, founder of the Sierra Club, and forefather of the environmental movement, is a significant figure in California and American history. Digital images of all of John Muir's journals and drawings in the Library's Special Collections are now accessible online. The journals consist of 78 volumes and over 7,000 pages written between 1867 and 1913. The drawings consist of 371 images. The journals in particular demonstrate the usefulness of creating additional zoom levels in CONTENTdm.
Just another example of the power digitization has to free content for a larger audience. Enjoy!

Tips for Liaison Librarians

By Cory Lampert on March 1, 2007 3:02 PM | Permalink
This afternoon, I joined our Subject Liaison librarians at a meeting where I was asked to talk about potential roles they might play in working with faculty on digitization projects. Here are some notes from my handout: Roles 1. Main Contact with faculty- Role identifying collections, opportunities, proposing projects 2. Information Source- Role communicating campus/school issues, priorities, interests of faculty 3. Subject Specialist- Collection Development role: selection, identification, organization and description to help create useful metadata 4. Research Expert- Usability/Instruction Role: understanding of faculty and students research needs should be part of designing collection web pages, custom searches, and database design. 5. Cheerleader- Role promoting digital collections and the original primary resources, help provide context and relate digital collections to other resources. 6. Eye on the Marketplace- Role interacting with vendors, database providers, publishers of other online resources (including other digital collections). Tips: So you’ve heard tidbits about a potential project…what next?

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.