Digital Projects

Duke Tobacco Company Cigarette Cards added to Deeply Rooted

ZSR’s Duke Tobacco Company Cigarette Cards digital collection was recently added to the Deeply Rooted shared digital collection project, spearheaded by the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). We submitted the Duke Tobacco Company Cigarette Cards last month following ASERL’s call for content. This collaborative effort consists of “primary source research materials describing economic, technological,... more

Sneak Preview: New Digital Collection to Illustrate Wake Forest History

Students are currently in the ZSR Digitization Lab working on the library’s latest digitization project, featuring historic photographs of Wake Forest University’s deep history. Digitization of the University Archives Photograph Collection began in February, and captures images of people, places and events dating back as early as 1881. The photos in this collection will include past... more

The Wake Forest Student: Catalog Cards Receive Digital Revival

The traditional use of catalog cards has been phased out of most modern libraries. However, catalog cards associated with The Wake Forest Student have been given new life—in digital form. This will benefit researchers who are trying to unearth the hidden works tucked away within the university’s historic literary magazine. We began uploading these digitized... more

Surviving Records of NC Baptist Churches Now Online

This January, the North Carolina Baptist Church Records became the newest online digital collection to emerge from ZSR’s North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection. As of today the records of 60 church congregations are available online—spanning as far back as the 1700’s. The remaining churches have also had their materials digitized, and are currently in the... more

Coming Home to Mother, So Dear: Wake Forest Homecoming & Reunions

It’s almost time for Homecoming again here at Wake Forest University, and with all the festivities including the big game being just around the corner, ZSR Library’s Digital Scholarship Unit and Special Collections and Archives are proud to present our online exhibition, Coming Home to Mother, So Dear, a look at Homecoming celebrations from their... more

Introducing Amelia Poovey

Hello! I’m Amelia Poovey, intern in the Digitization Lab. For this opportunity I thank first and foremost Chelcie Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian) for generously offering her knowledge, guidance, and patience. I also mention with gratitude Tanya Zanish-Belcher (Director of Special Collections & Archives) and Molly Keener (Scholarly Communication Librarian). In 2008, I graduated from Wake... more

Student Spotlight: Graduating Seniors Recap Experience In Digitization Lab

Student assistants play a huge role in Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Within each of the library’s departments, their contribution to library services is all-important. This is truly the case in ZSR’s Digitization Lab where students digitize thousands of objects each semester. During the 2015-16 academic year, eight student assistants provided their services in the Digitization Lab, primarily... more

Wake Forest Magazine: Take A Look Back, With Digital Back Issues

Although back issues of Wake Forest Magazine can be obtained digitally via the Wake Forest Magazine website, its earliest issues were only available in print. And unfortunately, these print issues are scarce outside of ZSR Library. The Digital Scholarship Unit and Special Collections & Archives at ZSR are bridging this gap to make digital copies... more

Wake Forest Oral History Project

In 2013, Special Collections & Archives began an oral history program to more fully capture the varied experiences of the Wake Forest community. The goals are: To better document those who have been traditionally underrepresented To capture unique perspectives across the Wake Forest community To fully engage the participants as part of Wake Forest history... more

Update on LSTA Grant

As reported last summer, Z. Smith Reynolds Library received an EZ Digitization LSTA Grant from the State Library of North Carolina for $15,235. This project is providing funds for the description and digitizing of archival material that is part of the North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection at Wake Forest University. Recent grant activities include purchasing... more


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