Digital Collections

Library Contributes to Humanities in the Digital Age

Posted April 6, 2016

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.

The Granite Yearbooks Available Online

Posted March 30, 2016

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.

Holiday Music on Display

Posted December 9, 2015

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.

Display Celebrates 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

Posted October 21, 2015

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.

eBooks

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.

IMLS grant will help build new geospatial search interface

Posted November 7, 2013

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.

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

Posted August 27, 2013

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.