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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

Annotated Manuscripts in the IIIF Environment: Enhancing Scholarship and Creating Communities (April '15)

Stephen Nichols, Johns Hopkins University
Tamsyn Rose-Steel, Johns Hopkins University
Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins University

 

Building a Vast Library of Life: The Biodiversity Heritage Library Looks to the Future (April '15)

Martin R. Kalfatovic, Smithsonian Institution
Nancy E. Gwinn, Smithsonian Institution

 

Enduring Access to Rich Media Content: Understanding Use and Usability Requirements (April '15)

Oya Y. Rieger, Cornell University
Mickey Casad, Cornell University
Dianne Dietrich, Cornell University

 

Indiana University’s Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (April '15)

Julie Hardesty, Indiana University Bloomington
Jon W. Dunn, Indiana University Bloomington

 

Social Networks and Archival Context: From R&D to Cooperative Program (April '15)

Daniel Pitti, University of Virginia
Brian Tingle, University of California

 


Recent Videos

Social Networks and Archival Context: From R&D to Cooperative Program (April '15) Daniel Pitti, University of Virginia
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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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Extending the Lifecycle of Scientific Field Notes: Making Hidden Collections Reusable (December '14) Riccardo Ferrante, Smithsonian Institution
Rusty Russell, Smithsonian Institution
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Falling Though the Cracks: Digital Preservation and Institutional Failures (December '14) Jerome McDonough, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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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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