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About Digital Collections

About Digital Collections

Georgia State University Library’s Digital Collections are comprised of rare or unique resources which have been digitized or are born digital. These resources come from of the University Library’s Special Collections and Archives Department and, in some cases, its general collection, and are selected for digitization so they can be accessed online to support the research interests of scholarly communities and the general public worldwide. Our Digital Collections include manuscripts, photographs, periodicals, newspapers, oral histories, sound recordings, maps, and printed materials.

Standards for digitization and description of collections follow guidelines established by the Digital Library of Georgia (www.dlg.org) or the North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online (ECHO) Guidelines for Digitization 2007 (Revised Edition) (www.ncecho.org/dig/index.shtml). The Georgia State University Library is currently using CONTENTdm v. 6.8 to make its digital content accessible.

As of August 2014, the Library has placed over 50,000 items online in 36 separate collections.

Funding for Projects

Georgia State University Library's Digital Library Services Department and its Special Collections and Archives Department collaborate to actively seek external funding for digitization projects. Most recently, we have received grants from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the Georgia Humanities Council (GHC), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in support of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, Great Speckled Bird, and Planning Atlanta projects, respectively.

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