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Digitization Projects at UNLV Libraries

Personal Archiving Workshop

By Heela Naqshband on June 13, 2014 1:23 PM | Permalink

Here are some of the personal archiving resources discussed in the Student Employee workshop. Lots of great tips and advice for preserving your digital memories!

Personal Archiving 101: Facebook

By Heela Naqshband on March 27, 2013 11:17 AM | Permalink

Did you know you can download and archive a copy of your Facebook data? This is a great way to recover all of the photos and videos you have posted over the years. Click here for more info!

Personal Archiving 101: Scanning Photos

By Heela Naqshband on March 27, 2013 11:12 AM | Permalink

When digitizing old photographs, scan them in at 300-600 ppi and save in TIFF format. If you have just way too many photos, consider sending them to a photo scanning service where the pictures will be scanned and sent back to you, along with a DVD full of high-resolution images. Just make sure you find a reputable place – those photos are precious!
 

Welcome to Personal Archiving 101!

By Heela Naqshband on March 11, 2013 3:21 PM | Permalink

What is personal digital archiving? Personal archiving involves organizing and saving the documents, records, photographs, music, and social media information (in essence, the memories) important to you. Each week we will post tips on how to handle your very own personal archives.

Nevada Test Site Oral History Project Receives Award from National Council on Public History

By Cory Lampert on May 20, 2010 10:02 AM | Permalink

UNLV's collaboration on the Nevada Test Site Oral History Project continues gain visibility and recognition.

Recently the National Council on Public History awarded the project the 2010 Public History award for "excellence in work completed within the previous two calendar years (2009 and 2010) that contributes to a broader public reflection and appreciation of the past or that serves as a model of professional public history practice."

Mary Palevsky, Nevada Test Site Oral History Project Director, and UNLV faculty members Andrew Kirk and Robert Futrell, were honored at the NCPH conference awards ceremony this March in Portland. Congratulations to the entire team that worked on this oral history project!

Welcome Home, Howard: New Digital Collection on Howard Hughes

By Cory Lampert on December 17, 2008 8:38 AM | Permalink
The UNLV University Libraries announces the launch of a new digital collection, Welcome Home, Howard: Or Whatever Became of the Daring Aviator? This collection is an update of a popular Special Collections web exhibit, that has been converted to a searchable digital collection with added functionality and a new look. The collection features photographic images and portraits documenting the life of Howard Hughes, including images selected from two collections: The Howard Hughes Collection and the Hughes Electronics Collection. This collection also features several new functions, including a commenting feature and the ability to rate individual items. Search suggestions have been incorporated into the basic keyword search box and there is an enhanced date search that can be found under "Advanced Search". Give it a try! Visit the collection at: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/hughes/ Comments and feedback are always appreciated!

New Resources from NEDCC

By Cory Lampert on September 22, 2008 10:25 AM | Permalink
The Northeast Document Conservation Center has recently released a set of valuable web resources for preservation and digitization. The entire release includes disaster planning, online preservation education curriculum, and a full selection of NEDCC leaflets on a variety of topics. Of particular note to digitization managers are the two sections on: * Toolkit: What's Wrong With This Picture which covers creating long-lasting quality digital master images and covers how to preserve these digital images over time. * Tookit: on Surveying Digital Preservation Readiness This toolkit "contains readings and resources on preservation and digitization of photograph collections, based on a highly successful three-day workshop series" and is chock full of helpful research, conference presentations and reports.