Revamped Archives & Special Collections Web Presence

We have introduced a revamped website for Davidson’s archives and special collections.   If you visit the site you may not notice any differences at first glance.  The banners, color schemes, rotating images, embedded Google search, and news & events all are essentially the same as they were a week or a month ago.      You might detect that we’ve changed some of the information in the left hand column regarding our offices hours, but a bit of text change doesn’t really count as a revamping … [Read more...]

What to call it?

I’ve written several blog entries about creating an institutional repository (IR) for Davidson.  Almost exactly a year ago, in January 2013, I discussed the effort in the context of preserving Davidson’s intellectual heritage, then back in June revisited the subject as we decided to go with a hosted solution using open source software.  After a great deal of effort at Davidson (content and testing), and Lyrasis, the hosting vendor (programming and infrastructure), we are close to unveiling our … [Read more...]

DH in E.H.

I’ve been writing quite a bit this week, and still need to complete this blog entry, so I’m going to cheat a bit and steal repurpose the title and much of the content from a presentation proposal that Associate Archivist Caitlin Christian-Lamb, College Archivist Jan Blodgett, and I have been working on.   As part of our preparation, we have been looking back at the history of the participation of the archives in Digital Humanities/Studies projects.    Hard to believe, but we can trace the … [Read more...]