Digital Collections Blog
- November 28, 2012
Our ContentDM server will be down on Thursday, November 29 for maintenance. This affects many of the Carleton Digital Collections and the Northfield Historical Collaborative collections that are provided through ContentDM.
- May 24, 2012
The Carleton College Gould Library and Archives announce the addition of the Algol yearbooks to its Digital Collections. Named for the variable star, Algol, and published by Carleton students, the Algol yearbooks present a unique student perspective on campus life. Text and photographs document campus events and personalities. Replete with photographs, many editions also employ prose, poetry, and illustration to tell a detailed history of the academic year. While the Algol appeared sporadically during its early years, it became an annual volume starting in 1923.
Presented in high-resolution scans, the Algols can be searched for specific people, places or events. Students, faculty, staff, and alumnae can freely access the digitized Algol at http://apps.carleton.edu/digitalcollections/algol/ where they can browse through the editions or search by keyword. Carleton College’s complete Digital Collections can be accessed at http://apps.carleton.edu/digitalcollections/. Off campus access requires login.
The Algol online is brought to you by the Digitization Team of the Gould Library and Archives, coordinated by Hsianghui Lui-Spencer. This collection was made possible by generous support from Alumni Relations and the Digital Archiving Group. For more information about the Algol online, contact the D-Team and Hsianghui at email@example.com
- October 12, 2011
The open access Carleton Faculty & Staff Scholarship Collection contains a selection of journal articles published by Carleton faculty and staff since 2009. Each article was submitted by the author/s to the Dean of the College for recognition during the annual Faculty & Staff Scholarship Celebration. The collection represents the beginning of what is often referred to as an “institutional repository” or IR, an online archive where colleges and universities collect and showcase digital versions of the work of the faculty, staff, and sometimes students. For more information, contact Eric Hillemann, College Archivist or Nat Wilson, Digital Archivist.
- August 4, 2011
ContentDM (the system that hosts most of Carleton's digital collections) has been updated. Please let us know if you see any issues with the service!
- May 25, 2011
The English Department and Library are pleased to announce that all issues of the Carleton Miscellany are now available online. The Miscellany was a highly regarded literary magazine published at Carleton from 1960-1980.
- February 1, 2011
Our open CONTENTdm collections (Carleton Digital Collections) are once again available for off campus use. They had been unavailable last week, but the issue was resolved early this week. Read the news item for a full list of collections affected. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
- June 23, 2009
Check out two new Carleton Digital Collections – Dime Novels and Cowling Arboretum.
- March 5, 2009
In early March 2009 the Visual Resources Collection uploaded its 40,000 image completing the full digitization of the Chinese painting slide archive. Other new additions are images of Islamic, Coptic, and Central Asia art and architecture.
- February 5, 2009
The Haldore Hanson (Carleton College '35) collection of photographs taken in China during the years 1937 and 1938 are now available to researchers outside of Carleton. Take a few minutes to look through these fascinating images of the Chinese conflict with Japanese troops, the Long March, and early photographs of the future founders of the People’s Republic of China.
The original photographs are part of the Carleton Library’s Special Collections. Please direct requests for duplication to the Curator, Kristi Wermager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- June 19, 2008
I am pleased to announce the Digital Collections website, where you can access the wide variety of online collections maintained by Carleton College. The site's offerings include historical collections like archival photographs, documents, and audio/video; alumni magazines; and zoobooks. They also include teaching collections like the Art & Art History department's Visual Resources Collection and class-specific resources like American Sublime, California Images, and others.
The site currently has ten collections with thousands of items. More items are being added regularly, and we expect to add additional collections over time.
We hope you enjoy browsing the collections. If you have any questions or comments, you can leave a comment on this blog or send an email to Carol Eyler at ceyler [at] carleton [dot] edu.
- October 9, 2006
Carleton has developed an extension for ContentDM which allows users to download the full sized version of any images they add to their favorites. This code works with ContentDM v4 and above, though it has only been tested on a Linux/Apache based server. It requires Perl and a few extra modules all outlined in the documentation.Matt Bockol with any questions