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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"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)
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Recent Project Briefings & Plenary Sessions from CNI Meetings

The Archaeology of Infrastructure (November '15)

Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins University
Jaap Geraerts, University College London


Archivportal-D: The National Platform for Archival Information in Germany (November '15)

Christina Wolf, Landesarchiv Baden-Wuerttemberg
Nadine Seidu, Landesarchiv Baden-Wuerttemberg


Documenting Ferguson: Lessons Learned from Managing an Online Community Archive (November '15)

Shannon Davis, Washington University in St. Louis


ePADD: Use Natural Language Processing to Appraise, Process, Discover and Deliver Email (November '15)

Peter Chan, Stanford University


Linked Data for Libraries and Archives: LD4L and Europeana (November '15)

Dean B. Krafft, Cornell University
Tom Cramer, Stanford University
Charles Blair, The University of Chicago




Recent Videos

The Archaeology of Infrastructure (November '15)
Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins University
Jaap Geraerts, University College London View more information

 

New Tools for Providing Access to Digital Image Collections: Mirador and Spotlight (November '15)
Stuart Snydman, Stanford University View more information

 

Social Networks and Archival Context: From R&D to Cooperative Program (April '15)
Daniel Pitti, University of Virginia
Brian Tingle, University of California View more information View video

 

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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