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  • 1. Using Digital Collections for Reference and Research AFPL Staff Development Day 2013 Russell Palmer
  • 2. What is a ―digital collection?‖ ―…organizations that provide the resources, including the specialized staff, to select, structure, offer intellectual access to, interpret, distribute, preserve the integrity of, and ensure the persistence over time of collections of digital works so that they are readily and economically available for use by a defined community or set of communities‖
  • 3. What have you used before? • Share any digital collections you have used for reference or research—either for yourself or for a library patron
  • 4. Focus areas for public libraries • • • • • History –National, Local, Regional Maps Music/Media Art and objects Learning objects
  • 5. History U.S.: • Digital Public Library of America – dp.la • Library of Congress, American Memory – http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
  • 6. Regional • Documenting the American South – http://docsouth.unc.edu/ • Georgia: – http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes
  • 7. World • Europeana – http://www.europeana.eu/ • Eurodocs – http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Pag e
  • 8. Maps • General: • Perry Castanada Collection (UT-Austin) – http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ • Boston Public Library Rosenthal Collection – http://maps.bpl.org/
  • 9. Georgia • Digital Library of Georgia – http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Maps.ht ml • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps – http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/sanborn/?Welcome
  • 10. Music and Media • Library of Congress, American Sheet Music – http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/mussmhtml/ • Archive.org, Live Music Archive – http://archive.org/details/etree • Alan Lomax Collection – http://research.culturalequity.org/homeaudio.jsp
  • 11. Intellectual media • Supreme Court Media – www.oyez.org • Historic Speeches • Vincent Voice Library, University of Michigan – http://vvl.lib.msu.edu/
  • 12. Art and objects • • • • Archives of American Art (SI) http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/online Getty Research Institute Digital Collections https://www.getty.edu/research/tools/digital_colle ctions/ • Art Institute of Chicago • http://www.artic.edu/research/archivalcollections
  • 13. Learning objects • Merlot – www.merlot.org • Professional Learning, Learning Objects Repository, Georgia Department of Education – http://www.professionallearning.gadoe.org/Pages/LORPublic.asp x?ResourceType=Document
  • 14. Looking for a particular topic? General guides to digital collections • Columbia University – http://library.columbia.edu/subjectguides/archives_manuscripts.html • Infomine (UC-Riverside) – http://infomine.ucr.edu/ • Internet Public Library – http://www.ipl.org/ • ArchiveGrid (OCLC) – http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/
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  • 16. Thank You for Attending! Questions? • Professional Development • 1.800.999.8558 • Web: lyrasis.org •e-mail: russell.palmer@lyrasis.org

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