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Trending: Digital and online sources

July 14, 2011

A Colorado State University Libraries exhibit will display slides, photographs, speeches and other archival materials that are part of a recent, large scale digitization project. The exhibit describes some of the difficulties of the meticulous, hands-on process of digitization.

A Colorado River Compact Hearing which took place around 1922. Delph E. Carpenter, known as the father of the compact system, is in the second row from the top (center).Now through Friday, Aug. 5
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Morgan Library, Suite 202

Exhibit: Archival digitization

The Water Resources Archive at Colorado State University invites you to take a behind-the-scenes look at the meticulous, hands-on archival digitization process through Preserving the Past: Accessibility for a Digital Future, a new exhibit in the Archives and Special Collections department reading room.

A shift to online, digital technology

Today’s society, especially in the Western world, has become increasingly dependent upon computers and technology for everyday personal and business operations. 

The scale has tipped; the internet is the tool most people use today to do research. Both the public and scholars access the Web for information sources such as important historical documents and images which have been created or reproduced digitally.

But, have you ever wondered why more documents and image files aren’t online?

Transfer will ensure future access

Scholarly journals and book excerpts make up the bulk of digital research materials, but libraries and archives have begun to make some of their holdings available online as well. At the Colorado State University Libraries, a concerted, ongoing effort has been made to create digital, online sources of documents and images.

The exhibit Preserving the Past: Accessibility for a Digital Future features a sampling of:

  • Speeches;
  • Slides;
  • Photographs;
  • Data sheets that were part of a recent large-scale digitization project;
  • Examples of archival materials—such as films, lantern slides, and audio reels—as well as descriptions of some difficulties of digitization.

Contact: Jane Barber
Phone: (970) 491-5712