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Interesting Stuff

    1.) SearchKids is the beginnings of a digital library project for children from the University of Maryland. They propose the use of pictures instead of traditional Boolean searches in order that young kids can search more easily.

    2.) The Open Access Digital Library facilitates free access to over 400 full text journal articles including Nature Online Journals and Government Document Serials.

    3.) The Afghanistan Digital Library is a project of NYU Libraries and their purpose is to collect, digitize, and make available as many Afghan manuscripts from 1871-1930 as possible. This is an admirable goal, since many of them are extremely rare and access to them is limited. They’re all beautiful, even though I can’t read them!

    4.) The Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance collects and digitizes peer-reviewed, scholarly literature on breast cancer research which is accessible on the Web. It is a source of quality information which is available to everyone.

    (The previous two entries are powered by D Space.)

    5.) The Mark Twain Project digitizes and makes available more than 2300 of Twain’s personal letters, along with historical texts and authoritative research on the author.


    6.) New York Library’s digital initiative includes TumbleBooks, which makes available animated

digital storybooks, audiobooks, and educational puzzles and games.


        7.) The Technical Information portion of the Library of Congress’s American Memory project offers informative resources on copyright, metadata, preservation, and scanning. There are also scholarly papers chronicling the early building phases of American Memory.

8.) Questions and Challenges Arising in Building the Collection of  Digital Library for Education is an article from November 2005’s D-Lib Magazine. It outlines the inception of the collection through questions all collection builders have and the answers that these scholars found through their own collection building.

9.) Through a grant from the Library of Congress, the Chicago Historical Society digitized all their information packages relating to The Haymarket Affair. Here, the Historical Society briefly details the processes they went through in order to build the collection. Then, view the collection here :

10.) I really like Cornell University (Doc Martens’ alma mater!) Library’s Windows on the Past collections. My favorite is the Witchcraft Collection.


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  1. * DocMartens says:

    Ah, excellent that you got all of this under the wire. And, yes, I’m very fond of the Cornell Witchcraft collection…. though I don’t really want to know exactly why you happened to associate those particular things with me!

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 3 months ago

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