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. 6.1 to make its digital content accessible.
As of early 2012, the Library has placed over 21,000 items online in 19 separate collections.
Funding for Projects
Georgia State University Library and its Special Collections and Archives Department actively seek external funding for digitization projects. Most recently, we have received grants from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and from the Georgia Humanities Council (GHC) in support of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization and Great Speckled Bird projects, respectively.