Digital Collections News

Carsey School reaches 100k+ downloads in the UNH Scholars' Repository

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 08:44

Last month, the Carsey School of Public Policy had their publications reach 100,000 downloads on the UNH Scholars’ Repository, where their 279 articles have been living for only the past four years.

See all of the Carsey School publications in the UNH Scholars' Repository.

The Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH conducts policy research that informs effective solutions and demonstrates how social and environmental science can be applied to real world problems. Learn more about the Carsey School.

The UNH Scholars’ Repository is a central location for collecting and promoting scholarship and creative work by UNH faculty, students, staff, institutes, and programs. Scholarship in the repository is indexed by search engines such as Google, making it accessible to a wide audience.

The Scholars’ Repository also provides a central location for archiving UNH scholarship for long-term access, promotes the rights of authors to control their intellectual property, and furthers the concept of Open Access to research.

To have your publications, presentations, and other scholarly or creative work added to the UNH Scholars’ Repository, contact the University Library Scholarly Communication Office.

To learn more about Open Access publishing, author copyrights, and research repositories, visit the Scholarly Communication and Open Access Library Guide.

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The New Responsible Conduct of Research Library Guide

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 08:35

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Scholarly Activity Committee has released its new Responsible Conduct of Research Library Guide.

Topics include: animal care and use, authorship and publication, collaborative research, conflicts of interest, data management, hazardous materials, human subjects, intellectual property, mentoring, misconduct, and peer review.

Each topic page in the RCR Library Guide contains:

  • Contact information for a key person at UNH
  • Information about any relevant UNH board/committee
  • A link to UNH's web-based instructional module on the topic
  • Current stories/blog posts/articles on the topic
  • A variety of resources, sorted by type: key documents, federal, UNH, academic, general, YouTube, cases, and books
  • Links to relevant articles in the PLOS Ten Simple Rules Collection

Additional topics slated to be added to the guide in the upcoming months include export controls, scientific communication, and social responsibility. If you know of a resource that you think appropriate to be added in a current topic section, please email Julie Simpson in Research Integrity Services.

The new RCR Library Guide is the latest in a series of research ethics resources developed by the RCR Committee. They include:

For more information about the RCR Library Guide or the RCR Program, please contact Julie Simpson in Research Integrity Services at (603) 862-2003.

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Library Contributes to Humanities in the Digital Age

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 14:13

Library faculty Bill Ross and Eleta Exline are just a couple of the dozens of UNH faculty exploring digital humanities projects and potential.

Digital humanities (often abbreviated as DH) looks at traditional disciplines like philosophy, linguistics, language, history, and others, through the lens of computing, digital materials, and other scientific areas. Digital humanities is unique and exciting because it requires more than just thinking outside the box - it requires collaboration and expertise across multiple disciplines.

Collaboration between faculty members working in digital humanities is already taking place. The Digital Scholarship Working Group, co-chaired by Ross and associate professor and scholarly communications coordinator Eleta Exline, began meeting last year. The group is “focused on trying to figure out what the Library’s role might be in providing digital scholarship support,” Exline says.

Support from the Library might take different forms, according to Exline, from connecting faculty to different resources, maintaining digital exhibits and databases, or helping to train the next generation of researchers in the digital humanities.

Read more about "Humanities in the Digital Age" in the The College Letter, news from the College of Liberal Arts.

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The Granite Yearbooks Available Online

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 15:15

All of the Granite yearbooks are now available to read or download online.

Digital Collections has scanned all 106 volumes of the Granite to the UNH Library website. You can view any UNH yearbook from 1909 to 2015 — that's about 30,000 pages!

You can start viewing the Granite now.

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Digital collections currently unavailable

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 10:50

Our digital collections are currently unavailable due to an unforeseen technical problem. We are currently working to restore access.

In the meantime, you can also access many of our digitized items via the Internet Archive.

This outage does not affect access to the library catalog or our databases.

Digital collections contains digital versions of books, letters, photographs, and other items from our collections. The focus of Digital Collections is the history of New Hampshire, its people, places, events, governance, and industries, including the history of UNH.

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Holiday Music on Display

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 17:09

Through the month of December there is a display of holiday music in the Multimedia Room (Dimond, Level 2).

Come in to borrow some of your favorites today!

In addition to the display items, the UNH Library has numerous electronic resources that include holiday music within their collections:

You can filter your searches by keyword, subject, or even specific songs.

As with other electronic resources, these music databases are available on-site to all users and off-site to UNH students, faculty, and staff.

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Display Celebrates 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 08:32

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, we have created a display in Dimond Library with various representations of Lewis Carroll's classic story. Many items from the display are available for circulation, including:

  • Children's adaptations of Alice in Wonderland
  • Books in multiple languages including English, Spanish, and Russian
  • DVDs, music on CDs, and audiobooks

We've included many items from Special Collections, and digital photos courtesy of the UNH Department of Theater and Dance, from their past performances of Alice in Wonderland.

In addition to the display items, the UNH Library has many electronic resources related to Alice in Wonderland.


Musical Score

Streaming Video and Audio

Come see the display on the main level of Dimond Library near the circulation desk. The display will be up through the end of November.

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The Granite Yearbooks in Digital Collections

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:59

Over 50 of the Granite yearbooks are available to download or read online!

Digital Collections has scanned a large portion of yearbooks ranging from 1943-2012 so that you can access them online. Many of them are also searchable online.

You can start viewing The Granite now!

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IMLS grant will help build new geospatial search interface

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 14:14

The UNH Library and its partner, the Earth Systems Research Center of the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, have been awarded a grant in the amount of $474,156 from the Institute for Museum and Library Services though its National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program. The grant will help fund the building of PLACE, the Position-based Location Archive Coordinate Explorer.

PLACE will be a geospatial search interface, available to the general public through the library website. Access to embedded geospatial information in a flexible visual interface will enable library users to develop important skills such as visual, global and environmental literacy.

The PLACE project will develop:

  • new tools not currently available in a geoportal, including a new geospatial gazetteer tool for improved searching
  • new time series capabilities to easily assess changes over time
  • usability driven interface improvements

By developing code to enable the Open Geoportal to interoperate with Fedora (the software platform used for the library’s digital collections), we will be providing other Fedora libraries with collections containing geospatial or geographic content a mechanism for making those collections searchable in Open Geoportal for the first time. All PLACE modifications to Open Geoportal will be shared with the geoportal community and may be incorporated into future releases of the technology.

The PLACE project will build on the library’s existing digital collections. In the 1990s the UNH Library was a pioneer in scanning historic USGS topographic maps and has continued to develop its digital library capabilities since then.

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UNH Library collaborates with UNH Manchester to create new Manchester data repository

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:13

UNH Manchester and the UNH Library have collaborated to create a new Manchester Data Repository to house data related to the city. The repository also includes some information related to Hillsborough County and the state of New Hampshire.

The Manchester Data Repository offers a wide range of information published mainly between 2007 and 2013, all in easily downloadable PDF format. The information is presented in the forms of studies, reports, plans, guides, needs assessments and indicators, charts and graphs, summaries, articles, and statements from various local organizations. The collection is organized by year and includes topics such as health, youth, education, homelessness, economic development, environmental health, demographic trends, community safety, immigrants and refugees, community development, and arts and culture.

For the full story, visit UNH Today.

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Launch of Digital Public Library of America

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 10:10

The launch of Digital Public Library of America Celebration at Boston Public Library has been delayed by the tragedy at the marathon, but the site is up at . Our digital collections are included.

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UNH Granite Yearbook Viewable Online!

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 16:27

Digital Collections currently has 16 University of New Hampshire Yearbooks, "The Granite" available to either download or view online in your browser through our brand new Book Reader software. Please visit the collection and let us know what you think. And keep checking back for more yearbooks. The Book Reader software was built through a collaboration of the the UNH Library and the UNH Alumni Association.

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UNH Digital Collections featured in The Scout Report

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:31

The UNH Library's Digital Collections are featured this week in the University of Wisconsin, Madison's weekly "Scout Project" as one of the best sites.

The University of New Hampshire Library has a range of interesting digital collections, including correspondence from Civil War soldiers, town reports, and intercollegiate athletics. This particular area of the collection focuses on work related to unique literature and poetry items in the library's holdings.

Read the full report.

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