Using Digital Collections for
Reference and Research
AFPL Staff Development Day 2013
Russell Palmer
What is a ―digital collection?‖
―…organizations that provide the resources,
including the specialized staff, to select,
st...
What have you used before?
• Share any digital collections you have
used for reference or research—either for
yourself or ...
Focus areas for public libraries
•
•
•
•
•

History –National, Local, Regional
Maps
Music/Media
Art and objects
Learning o...
History
U.S.:
• Digital Public Library of America
– dp.la

• Library of Congress, American Memory
– http://memory.loc.gov/...
Regional
• Documenting the American South
– http://docsouth.unc.edu/

• Georgia:
– http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes
World
• Europeana
– http://www.europeana.eu/

• Eurodocs
– http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Pag
e
Maps
• General:
• Perry Castanada Collection (UT-Austin)
– http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/

• Boston Public Library Rosent...
Georgia
• Digital Library of Georgia
– http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Maps.ht
ml

• Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
– h...
Music and Media
• Library of Congress, American Sheet
Music
– http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/mussmhtml/

• Archive.org, Live ...
Intellectual media
• Supreme Court Media
– www.oyez.org

• Historic Speeches
• Vincent Voice Library, University of
Michig...
Art and objects
•
•
•
•

Archives of American Art (SI)
http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/online
Getty Research Institute D...
Learning objects
• Merlot
– www.merlot.org
• Professional Learning, Learning Objects Repository,
Georgia Department of Edu...
Looking for a particular topic?
General guides to digital collections
• Columbia University
– http://library.columbia.edu/...
Find my slides online via
SlideShare:
Thank You for Attending!
Questions?
• Professional
Development
• 1.800.999.8558
• Web: lyrasis.org
•e-mail: russell.palmer...
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  1. 1. Using Digital Collections for Reference and Research AFPL Staff Development Day 2013 Russell Palmer
  2. 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. 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. 4. Focus areas for public libraries • • • • • History –National, Local, Regional Maps Music/Media Art and objects Learning objects
  5. 5. History U.S.: • Digital Public Library of America – dp.la • Library of Congress, American Memory – http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
  6. 6. Regional • Documenting the American South – http://docsouth.unc.edu/ • Georgia: – http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes
  7. 7. World • Europeana – http://www.europeana.eu/ • Eurodocs – http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Pag e
  8. 8. Maps • General: • Perry Castanada Collection (UT-Austin) – http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ • Boston Public Library Rosenthal Collection – http://maps.bpl.org/
  9. 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. 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. 11. Intellectual media • Supreme Court Media – www.oyez.org • Historic Speeches • Vincent Voice Library, University of Michigan – http://vvl.lib.msu.edu/
  12. 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. 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. 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/
  15. 15. Find my slides online via SlideShare:
  16. 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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