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New Digital Collections, Come See!

Since our last update, we’ve reached the milestone of 80,000 items within our Digital Collections, following the addition of several new digital collections and more items added to our established collections. The following are our most recent collections we’ve made available online. Curt D. Baum Family Collection Curt D. Baum was a Jewish boy of... Continue reading “New Digital Collections, Come See!”

ZSR Digital Collections: More to Explore

Over the past months, we have added a variety of digital collections to our site, as well as adding new materials to established collections. As a result, we are happy to have recently surpassed 70,000 items within our digital collections. Here are some of our most recent additions. Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center... Continue reading “ZSR Digital Collections: More to Explore”

Sharing Our Digital Collections Metadata

Digitizing our collections and making them available via our online Digital Collections is a great way to broaden access to our unique collections physically housed in our Special Collections and Archives. Taking a step further to share our materials on other platforms helps expand access and discoverability even more. There are several organizations that partner... Continue reading “Sharing Our Digital Collections Metadata”

ZSR Joins JSTOR Open Community Collections

ZSR contributed its first digital collection to JSTOR’s Open Community Collections. Our World War I Posters collection now joins over 30 other institutions’ unique primary resources collections on the JSTOR platform. The ZSR collection contains 134 propaganda posters pertaining to World War I. The posters publicize efforts of organizations including the United States Food Administration,... Continue reading “ZSR Joins JSTOR Open Community Collections”

Digital Collections Homepage Update

It’s been just over two years since we redesigned our Digital Collections homepage. Since that time, we have continued to add new collections. As a result, an update was completed this month to enhance browsability. Each digital collection is now sorted into one of the seven Collection Groups on the homepage: Manuscript Collections, NC Baptist... Continue reading “Digital Collections Homepage Update”

New Digital Collection: WFU Athletics Audio and Video

Relive some of Wake Forest’s most memorable moments in sports with one of our newest Digital Collections! Our WFU Athletics Audio and Video Collection features significant footage and audio recordings covering full games, highlights, interviews, and features from the WFU Athletics department. The online collection currently covers golf, football and basketball, with events as early... Continue reading “New Digital Collection: WFU Athletics Audio and Video”

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 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”