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  • 1. http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu
  • 2. Agenda Overview of Baylor’s Digital Collections Major Waco-related collections Tips for searching and using our materials Follow-up questions Contact information
  • 3. The Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections Drawn from Baylor’s special collections and institutes Digitized and displayed Curation of materials 36,805 unique items; 8,000 known copyright- http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu free Freely accessible*
  • 4. Waco-Related Collections The Baylor University LariatThe Baylor University Institute for Oral History collection The Waco City Directories Photos from the Texas Collection Selections from the Texas Collection
  • 5. The Baylor University Lariat Baylor’s on-campus newspaper since 1900 Full run digitized, OCR’d, searchable First issue: November 8, 1900 10,001 issues online as of August 24, 2012 Full run online by Homecoming 2012
  • 6. Baylor LariatCover of first page, Vol. I, Issue 1
  • 7. The BU Institute for Oral History 1,123 items total 985 with the word “Waco” in the text 463 items with “Waco” in the summary Keyword searchable transcripts, rich metadata Audio and video files to come
  • 8. BU Oral HistoryMemoirs of Paul Quinn College 1994
  • 9. Waco City Directories Directories from 1878-1923 online Also called “Morrison & Fourmy” directories Keyword searchable, often more useful to browse Names, addresses, occupations, ethnicity Advertisements
  • 10. Waco DirectoriesMorrison & Fourmy “Directory of the City of Waco” 1904-1905
  • 11. Photos from the Texas Collection 1188 images with “Waco” in geographical location field Baylor, Waco, regional Aerial photos, buildings, panoramics and more Your help - “crowdsourcing”
  • 12. Photos from Texas Coll. Aerial view of Carroll Library(home of the Texas Collection) Ca. 1917
  • 13. Selections from the Texas Collection “A Directory of Ex-Students …” of Baylor (1920) Waco, published by Young Men’s Business League (1912) “A Digest of the Ordinances of the City of Waco …” (1876)
  • 14. Selections from Texas CollectionExcerpt from “A Directory of Ex- Students … of Baylor University”, 1920
  • 15. Some Upcoming Collections Baylor RoundUp  BU News Release Project Campus yearbook  All university-issued 1896, 1903-present press releases, 1920s- present Keyword searchable  Keyword searchable Available on-campus now  In process
  • 16. Your Questions Particular collection? Topic?More information on something we covered tonight?
  • 17. Contact Info Eric_Ames@baylor.eduhttp://digitalcollections.baylor.eduwww.facebook.com/baylordigitalc ollectionshttp://blogs.baylor.edu/digitalcolle ctions The Digital Collections blog