Gun Violence Archive

Gun Violence Archive via kwout The mission of the Gun Violence Archive (GVA) is to offer free online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the U.S. This non-profit corporation formed in 2013 collects and checks for accuracy information about gun-related violence in the U.S. and then posts and disseminates it.

Sanborn Maps from the Library of Congress

Library of Congress now offers about 3, 500 Sanborn maps from 15 states. Maps can be downloaded as GIF (thumbnail), JPEG, JPEG2000 and TIFF images. The collection offers detailed historical information about buildings and urban areas. The project is expected to be completed by 2020.

Amistad Research Center Digital Projects

The Amistad Research Center from Tulane University includes a dozen or so digital projects that focus on America’s ethnic and racial history, the African diaspora, human relations and civil rights. The digital collection includes over 3,000 digital objects: photographs from 1887-1952 of the American Missionary Association illustrating the lives of Americans and various ethnic groups …

British Library’s Collection of Images on Flickr

The British Library’s collection of over a million copyright-free images on Flickr come from books in the collection dating back from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. They are arranged into themed groups like book covers, cycling, comic art, and other general categories. A collection of Highlights allows users to browse.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Now Online Through Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has placed online nearly 25,000 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, which depict the structure and use of buildings in U.S. cities and towns. Maps will be added monthly until 2020, for a total of approximately 500,000. The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are a valuable resource for genealogists, historians, urban planners, teachers or …

Beneath the Horizon

After receiving the final website files Richard Bernardy, Technology & Systems Analyst, launched the visually stunning website Beneath the Horizon. The website examines the effects of oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico: The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the northern Gulf and the lesser known 1979 Ixtoc oil spill in the southern Gulf. By …

Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections

Richard Bernardy launched the first 3 new DHHC digital collections – 3D Models Digital Documentation Collection, Haghpat Monastery, Armenia project, and Cape Canaveral Space History in 3D. Richard and Xiying Mi worked closely with DHHC’s Dr. Lori Collins, Garrett Speed, and Kevin Martyn on these collections. http://digital.lib.usf.edu/dhhc. The Cape Canaveral collection is dedicated to our colleague …

Featuring the New Digital Scholarship Services Website

Thanks to the Digital Scholarship Services Website Committee (Alex Onac, Chelsea Johnston, and Megan Nowell), along with Eileen Thornton and Mohammed Ameen, the USF Libraries now has a new website featuring Digital Scholarship Services. The page includes information about the Scholar Commons and Digital Collections, the history of both, the vision and mission of the …

Heritage Management and Digital Collections Using 3D Imaging

Drs. Lori Collins and Travis Doering are just back from Houston, where they presented their research on Heritage Management and Digital Collections Development Using 3D and Imaging Approaches at SPAR3D, the world’s largest 3D technology conference. The talk showcased the work by the DHHC to record the rock art, monuments and architecture at the imperiled …

Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Home | University of Texas Libraries via kwout The UT Libraries’ Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) is committed to the long-term preservation of fragile and vulnerable records of human rights struggles worldwide, the promotion and secure usage of human rights archival materials, and the advancement of human rights research and advocacy around the world. Archived …