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Special Collections

Special Collections currently incorporate traditional analog materials, digitized versions of rare items such as manuscripts and primary sources, and born-digital materials that may be useful to scholarship in the future. CNI has provided a context for the discussion of emerging trends that will help institutions innovate in this area. We also feature the use of Special Collections as resources in the curriculum and in projects where students and faculty work together with librarians on digital projects.

Recent Publications/Reports/Presentations by CNI Staff

“Special Collections at the Cusp of the Digital Age: A Credo” (December '09) Author: Clifford A. Lynch
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“Medical Libraries, Bioinformatics, and Networked Information: A Coming Convergence?” (October '99) Author: Clifford A. Lynch View more information

 


Recent Project Briefings & Plenary Sessions from CNI Meetings

Archives and Digital Humanities (December '14)

Charlotte Nunes, Southwestern University
Mary W. Elings, University of California at Berkeley
Jen Wolfe, University of Iowa
Tom Keegan, University of Iowa

 

Smithsonian X Digitization: Rapid Capture for Vast Collections, 3D Digitization for Iconic Objects (December '14)

Günter Waibel, Smithsonian Institution
Vincent Rossi, Smithsonian Institution

 

Stewarding New York Public Library’s Audio and Moving Image Research Collections into the Future (December '14)

Ann Thornton, New York Public Library
Evelyn Frangakis, New York Public Library

 

From Fragmentation to Reaggregation: Revealing a “Virtual” Medieval Library with Manuscriptlink (March '14)

Eric J. Johnson, The Ohio State University

 

The Journalism Digital News Archive (JDNA): Responding to Disruption (March '14)

Edward McCain, University of Missouri

 


Recent Videos

Archives and Digital Humanities (December '14) Charlotte Nunes, Southwestern University
Mary W. Elings, University of California at Berkeley
Jen Wolfe, University of Iowa
Tom Keegan, University of Iowa
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Smithsonian X Digitization: Rapid Capture for Vast Collections, 3D Digitization for Iconic Objects (December '14) Günter Waibel, Smithsonian Institution
Vincent Rossi, Smithsonian Institution
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Cliff Lynch, Summary of “Special Collections Transformed by Technology” @ JISC/CNI ’10 (July '10) Speaker: Clifford A. Lynch

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