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...]

The Digital Public Library of America Revisited

On May 1, I wrote about the new Digital Public Library of America (dp.la), a new portal bringing together digitized treasures from libraries, archives, and museums in the United States. At that time, though, searching for gems from or about Davidson College yielded pretty disappointing results. No longer! Now a search for “Davidson College” returns 481 results, including college catalogs, lots of pictures, and even two videos! What happened? The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center became a … [Read more...]

Welcome Caitlin

The college archives welcomes Caitlin Christian-Lamb who joins in the newly created position of Associate Archivist.   Her arrival will increase theArchives’ capacity to support research and the curriculum, with a special emphasis on digital projects. Caitlin brings a unique mix of skills, experience, and energy to the position and team. Her background is in history and library and information science.  She holds a BA in History from Purchase College, State University of New York, and is a … [Read more...]

Artemis: beyond hunting and gathering

In a recent post, I wrote about the library's rich collection of digital resources and our exciting new partnership with Gale, one of the leading publishers of research collections in the humanities. Now, as promised, is more information about Artemis, a new product from Gale. Over the past few years, many database vendors, including Ebsco and ProQuest, have created new platforms that search multiple databases at once. These have been very popular with students and faculty. Now Gale has … [Read more...]

What’s New at the Library?

The following lists what's new at the Library fall semester, 2013: New Service The shiny red kiosks outside the Information Literacy Learning Center (main floor) and Davidsoniana Room (second floor) are touchscreen interfaces to information about campus buildings, student award winners, library bookplates, and more. New Resources Our new Gale Partnership brings additional databases and a prize competition for students’ digital humanities projects. Periodicals Archive Online:  An online … [Read more...]