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Thu, 11/07/2013 - 15:14
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.Category: News Digital Collections
Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:13
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.Category: News Collections Digital Collections
Fri, 04/19/2013 - 11:10
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 http://dp.la/info/2013/04/18/a-proud-day-for-the-dpla/ . Our digital collections are included.Category: Digital Collections
Tue, 11/27/2012 - 17:27
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.Category: News Digital Collections
Thu, 04/05/2012 - 11:31
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.News Collections Digital Collections
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 17:33
Annual reports for the New Hampshire towns and cities below are now available in the UNH Library Digital Collections. These can be found from the Library home page under "research collections" (use the search box or click on 'Search or Browse Database') and are also search-able from the Digital tab on the Library home page search box.
If your town is not yet available, fear not! We'll be working on the remainder of the NH annual reports over the next year.
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