Digital Scholarship in Action

Digital Scholarship News from ZSR Library

Browsing the University Archives Photograph Collection

Have you checked out our growing University Archives Photograph Collection within our online Digital Collections? We have added hundreds of historic Wake Forest images illustrating the university’s rich past. Recently added images cover Wake Forest presidents, alumni, special events, notable visitors to the campus, and our very own Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Since the Spring 2017... Continue reading “Browsing the University Archives Photograph Collection”

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,... Continue reading “Duke Tobacco Company Cigarette Cards added to Deeply Rooted”

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... Continue reading “Sneak Preview: New Digital Collection to Illustrate Wake Forest History”

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... Continue reading “The Wake Forest Student: Catalog Cards Receive Digital Revival”

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... Continue reading “Surviving Records of NC Baptist Churches Now Online”

Innovations in Scholarly Communication

In 2015-2016, WFU participated in the Innovations in Scholarly Communication survey developed at Utrecht University. This instrument assessed tool usage across 17 research activities in the scholarly communication cycle. The local and international results are now available for analysis. Over nine months, the survey collected 20,663 responses. Responses came from 151 different countries, and the... Continue reading “Innovations in Scholarly Communication”

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... Continue reading “Student Spotlight: Graduating Seniors Recap Experience In Digitization Lab”

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... Continue reading “Wake Forest Magazine: Take A Look Back, With Digital Back Issues”

Biographical Files: Piecing Together Life Stories

Looking for great biographical information about people connected to North Carolina Baptist history, as well as notable individuals linked to Wake Forest’s rich past? If so, we have great news. It’s just a mouse click away on WakeSpace Digital Collections! There are currently 1161 individuals uploaded to this growing online collection. This includes 303 names... Continue reading “Biographical Files: Piecing Together Life Stories”

Ways Wake Forest Promotes Open Access

To bookend Open Access Week with my previous post about the Google Books win, I wanted to quickly highlight ways Wake Forest promotes open access. Open Access Fund – we support faculty seeking to publish in OA venues that charge article processing fees by covering the publication costs; if you are interested and your venue... Continue reading “Ways Wake Forest Promotes Open Access”