Digital Projects

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A.R. Ammons Watercolors Showcased at Poetry Foundation

Chicago is the locale where one of WFU’s most distinguished alumni, A. R. Ammons, is currently being honored with an exhibit that includes 20 of his watercolor paintings dating from the late ‘70s. The exhibition opening occurred at the headquarters of the Poetry Foundation on January 9, and will continue on display until April 30.... Continue reading “A.R. Ammons Watercolors Showcased at Poetry Foundation”

ZSR Joins ATLA

Expanding the reach of our Digital Collections is a steady aim at ZSR. An effective strategy to achieve this is by contributing to publically accessible platforms that bring together digital collections on locally focused compilations such as Digital Forsyth, and national stages like (DPLA) Digital Public Library of America. Most recently is our new role... Continue reading “ZSR Joins ATLA”

ZSR Staff Picks from the Digital Collections

We added a new section in our Digital Collections this month spotlighting unique items selected from our ZSR staff. Each month our new Staff Picks section will feature three handpicked items to showcase the array of materials within our Digital Collections. I had the pleasure of selecting our picks for the month of March. Dot... Continue reading “ZSR Staff Picks from the Digital Collections”

Student Spotlight: Digitizing Eight Years of Old Gold & Black

Lawton Manning has worked in ZSR’s Digitization Lab since his freshman year. He has performed digitization and completed metadata on several projects, beginning with the University and N.C. Baptist Biographical Files Collection. He even remembers the name of the first person’s file that he digitized. “I remember the first file I worked on was that... Continue reading “Student Spotlight: Digitizing Eight Years of Old Gold & Black”

Google Docs Are Records, Too: Archiving Born-Digital Objects

Think about your family mementos that carry historical significance: letters between loved ones, diaries, textbooks, photographs, perhaps quilts, furniture, or other handmade objects. While we still keep some of these, with some regularity, a lot of us are recording our daily activities electronically. So, as archivists, we’re concerned with getting documentation, these mementos of history,... Continue reading “Google Docs Are Records, Too: Archiving Born-Digital Objects”

What’s New in ZSR’s Digital Collections?

ZSR’s Digital Collections continues to grow. Over the summer we will be adding new collections, and ingesting new materials to current collections. Let’s take a look at some of the main projects we are working on. New Collection North Carolina Baptist Church and Association Files During the spring semester, we launched the North Carolina Baptist... Continue reading “What’s New in ZSR’s Digital Collections?”

Redesign of Digital Collections Homepage

If you have recently visited our Digital Collections, chances are that you noticed our newly designed homepage. With a growing collection of over 56,000 items to explore, we anticipate the redesign to enhance navigation of the site for researchers. The redesign was implemented through collaboration with our Digitization Committee and Kevin Gilbertson, ZSR’s web services... Continue reading “Redesign of Digital Collections Homepage”

Digitizing the Baptist Church and Association Files Collection

The Baptist Church and Association Files is ZSR’s next major digital collection on the horizon. Currently in production, this will be the newest addition to our growing online treasury of resources covering the history of Baptist churches and Baptist church associations in North Carolina. As one of the more heavily used resources within ZSR’s Special Collections... Continue reading “Digitizing the Baptist Church and Association Files Collection”

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”