It’s that item of year where we like to reflect on all we have done in 2018, and your favorite digital collections and curation services team is no exception. This year, Digital Collections and Curation Services have been really focusing on getting collections and data into the Digital Repository and making it accessible to the world!
As you will see from the list below we launched 320 new digital collections, managed substantial additions to 2, and migrated 8. However, these publicly accessible digital collections are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of our work in Digital Collections and Curation Services.
So much more digitization happens behind the scenes than is reflected in the list of new digital collections. Many of our larger projects are years in the making. For example, we continue to digitize Gedney photographs and we hope to make them publicly accessible next year. There is also preservation digitization happening that we cannot make publicly accessible online. This work is essential to our preservation mission, though we cannot share the collections widely in the short term.
We strongly believe in keeping our metadata healthy, so in addition to managing new metadata, we often revisit existing metadata across our repositories in order to ensure its overall quality and functionality.
Our team is also responsible for ingesting not just digital collections, but research data and library collections as well. We preserved 20 datasets produced by the Duke Scholarly Community in the Research Data Repository (https://research.repository.duke.edu/) via the Research Data Curation program https://library.duke.edu/data/data-management.
New Digital Collections 2018
- Darrin Zammit Lupi Photographs: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/lupidarrin
- Duke Football Game Film Collection: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/uafootballfilms
- Elizabeth Hatcher Conner negatives: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/uaconnereh
- Emma Goldman papers: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/goldmanemma
- Frank Clyde Brown recordings (coming by Dec. 31): https://repository.duke.edu/dc/brownfrankclyde
- George Frederick Holmes letter book: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/holmesgeorge
- Iconografica rappresentatione della inclita città di Venezia : consacrata al Reggio serenissimo dominio Veneto: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/maps/ughst001001
- Joe H. Hernandez scrapbook: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/hernandezjoeh
- Josephine Napoleon Leary papers: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/learyjosephine
- Ladyslipper Inc, Retail Catalogs: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/ladyslipper
- Reginald Sellman negatives: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/sellmanreginald
- Section A – (this is a term for thousands of small mostly Southern mostly 19th Century manuscript collections in the Rubenstein Library):
- Boxes 4-19: Amnesty oaths of Ex-Confederates collection – Anna Burnham papers, 310 collections total
Additions to Existing Digital Collections
- Radio Haiti Archive: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/radiohaiti
- Duke Chronicle – say hello to the 1990s! https://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/dukechronicle/
Collections Migrated into the Digital Repository
- American Song sheets: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/songsheets
- Asa and Elna Spaulding papers: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/spauldingasaelna
- Barnard and Gardner Civil War Photographs: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/barnardgardner
- Duke Basketball Video: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/mbball/dbfmv001001
- Sam Reed and the Trumpet of Conscience: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/trumpet
- SNCC 40th Anniversary Conference Recordings: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/snccanniversarytapes
- Doris Duke Photographs: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/dorisdukephotos
- Women’s Liberation Movement Print Culture: https://repository.duke.edu/dc/wlmpc