The Digital Library Center has recently digitized a set of diaries and farm accounts from Ulysses B. Roach, a farmer and plantation owner in Jefferson County, Florida. The diaries give us a detailed glimpse into the day-to-day life of Roach, who meticulously documented the weather and the quality of his crops. Ulysses B. Roach wroteContinue reading “New Digital Collection – Ulysses B. Roach Diaries”
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17th Century Contracts: A Glimpse Into Our New Collection
Object FSU_MSS_1948-003_B001_F001 via Florida State University. As a digital library intern for the past two semesters with Special Collections, I have been working on digitizing the 17th-20th Century Correspondence & Documents collection. To celebrate the approach of the end of this project and the midpoint of this semester, I wanted to highlight the first itemContinue reading “17th Century Contracts: A Glimpse Into Our New Collection”
Parchment & Pajamas: Virtually Visiting Special Collections & Archives
Do you want to see an artists’ book in motion, or an intense zoom on the remains of a wax seal?
Digitizing Local History
One of my favorite programs I oversee is our Community Digitization Partnerships. These partnerships allow me to work with local organizations in the North Florida area to bring their materials online via DigiNole: FSU’s Digital Repository. We often work with non-traditional organizations like schools and churches, bringing collections online that would otherwise be unknown toContinue reading “Digitizing Local History”
Hymn To the… Purple and Gold?
Happy College Colors Day! To celebrate, we wanted to share an interesting bit of our university’s history with you. Though Florida State University is recognized by its garnet and gold school colors, FSU’s predecessor institutions went through several color changes before settling on the iconic combination that we are so familiar with today. The storyContinue reading “Hymn To the… Purple and Gold?”
State of the FSU Digital Library
Every year, about this time of year, I give an update on all the things that happened with the digital library last year. As you can imagine, the FSU Digital Library in DigiNole: FSU’s Digital Repository experienced some changes in how we do business last year. There were stretches of time where we weren’t addingContinue reading “State of the FSU Digital Library”
Change is coming to the digital library!
Happy New Year! A bit late but this is my first post of the year and it is to share happy news. Later this year, FSU Libraries will be migrating our digital library to a new platform. This spring will be a lot of work in getting the new platform up and running, migrating allContinue reading “Change is coming to the digital library!”
The DLC in the times of COVID
A long time ago, in March 2020, when we all had such hopes that closing the library was a temporary measure, the Digital Library Center (DLC) started to think about how it could support remote research and instruction during the rest of the spring semester. Fast forward to August 2020, and the DLC is nowContinue reading “The DLC in the times of COVID”
Florida Home Economics Association Scrapbooks
With our work on extension service scrapbooks with the Havana History and Heritage Society for Gadsden County, we took a look at our own collections and found Leon County scrapbooks for a similar period on our own shelves! The Florida Home Economics Association Records holds scrapbooks which are mostly Leon County extension service records fromContinue reading “Florida Home Economics Association Scrapbooks”
Celebrating Women’s History with a new digital collection
The DLC recently completed processing and started loading materials from the League of Women Voters (LWV), Tallahassee Chapter Records materials held at the Claude Pepper Library into DigiNole. The materials in this first round of digitization with the collection include the newsletters of the Tallahassee chapter from 1962-2012 as well as Study and Action guidesContinue reading “Celebrating Women’s History with a new digital collection”