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Digital Library on Display

We are happy to have the Digital Library featured as a display on the first floor of Falvey Memorial Library throughout the month of April. The display features a video showcasing works featured in the Digital Library. If you aren’t able to see it in person, here is a preview of the video:

Thanks goes to everyone on the Digital Library Team who helped make this display an eye-catching success.



  1. Comment by peacay — April 16, 2008 @ 3:42 AM

    That’s really cool thanks (despite the soundtrack).

    Am I right in understanding that everything seen on the video is actually on display online in the digital library? I’m asking because I thought I was pretty well acquainted with the contents and it seems either my memory is bad, my multiple scans of the site were inadequate or a whole bunch of new stuff has been uploaded in the last 6 months. ??

  2. Comment by Michael Foight — April 16, 2008 @ 9:21 AM

    Yes, everything in the video is in the digital library. We do add content to the collections every day, so there has been a large volume of content added in the last six months.

    Some of the images do come from works that had been digitized earlier of course.

  3. Comment by peacay — April 16, 2008 @ 11:54 AM

    Oh great. I know you told me that movements were afoot with the site some time ago. I see now that the digilib site is revamped and it looks great! (I vaguely think I knew this but can’t recall….too many sites….life too short)

    I can’t quite get the rss to work for (as an eg.) ‘Americana’ — is this an emerging thing or is it supposed to be fine and working now?

    Also (sorry…but, while I’m here) is there now or will there be a single feed for the whole collection in the future??? That would be a fantastic thing for me of course but I’d otherwise subscribe to all the feeds if necessary.

    Looks like I’ll have to go digging again somewhere along the line soon! Again: the site is wonderful and thanks to you all.

  4. Comment by Raj — April 17, 2008 @ 7:21 AM

    Introduction – Digital Library Development

    Libraries are rightly called the store house of valuable knowledge. It was invented in 5th century BC with both fiction and non fiction books and today there are millions of library all over the world. With rapid growing advancement in every field more and more documents are becoming available in printed forms and Libraries keep and preserve materials making availability of all the historical items.

    Many Libraries in India have not yet catalogued all of their holdings and searching the physical format of over 100 years has become a difficult task. Due to the invent of new technologies, many providers are now providing customized digitization services to the libraries around the world.

    Digital Library Advantage –
    Digital libraries need not keep large and expensive stores of bulky and decaying paper. Libraries can shrink from large warehouses to small rooms and catalogs can be electronic, electronically updatable, and computer generatable, making them easier, faster, and cheaper to search, produce, and update. Libraries will not need to buy multiple copies to allow for book scuffing, book destruction, or to place one book in several categories.

    Nor will they need binderies to bind journals or magazines into volumes, or to rebind old books. Nor will they need reshelvers. Also, the library can more easily refer readers to other books with similar subjects, tastes, or interests.
    Libraries will not need to chemically treat their decaying books, microfilm them, or transcribe them to large-print, or audio. All transformations are easier with electronic books.
    Useful Reference –
    Pressmart Media Limited : Leader in providing digital archiving solutions.

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