New Digital Collections from Spelman and Morehouse

Our partners at Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library are very excited to announce the following new digital collections from Spelman and Morehouse that they are hosting on Digital Commons as part of the CLIR Our Story grant.

Thanks goes to Aletha Moore and Josh Hogan at AUC for their hard work in getting these collections posted, and to the Digital Library of Georgia and Spelman College Archives.

Spelman Messenger

http://digitalcommons.auctr.edu/scmessenger/

This collection is comprised of 612 issues of the Spelman Messenger spanning 1885-2016, featuring school news, articles by students, creative writings, book reviews, alumni notes and obituaries.

Spelman Catalogs & Bulletins

http://digitalcommons.auctr.edu/sccatalogs/.

This collection is comprised of 109 volumes of Catalogs and Bulletins from Spelman College from 1881-2012 providing information on degree programs, policies and procedures, fees and administrative issues, academic course offerings, faculty, staff and board members.

Spelman College Yearbooks

http://digitalcommons.auctr.edu/scyearbooks/

Posted here are yearbooks from Spelman College spanning 1951-2007.

Morehouse College Yearbooks

http://digitalcommons.auctr.edu/mcyearbooks/

Posted here are the Torch yearbooks from Morehouse College spanning 1923-2013.

Featured image:  Spelman College, “The Sphinx Yearbook 1951” (1951). Spelman College Yearbooks. 1.
http://digitalcommons.auctr.edu/scyearbooks/1

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CLIR Webinar Series on Best Practices for Increasing Usability of GLAM Collections Now Available

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has just made available a webinar series presenting techniques and best practices for increasing the visibility, usability, and sustainability of collections in the GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive, and Museum) communities. It is now available online.
From their press release:
The series, Strategies for Advancing Hidden Collections (SAHC), includes six 90-minute webinars and an online resource library. Speakers highlight the unique needs of organizations with limited funding and resources, but content applies to all collecting institutions.
Drawing on lessons learned by teams awarded grants under CLIR’s Cataloging Hidden Collections program, webinars cover the following topics:
The online resource library gathers a wide range of resources compiled by the SAHC Curriculum Committee, speakers, and participants. The wiki format also allows any registered community member to add additional resources in the future.
Recordings can be accessed from the SAHC home page, any of the individual webinar pages, or the online resource library. Adobe Connect recordings are available now, but CLIR plans to provide access to additional formats in the future. Rough transcripts of the presentations are also available, as are PowerPoint files and transcripts of all chats. Those who view the recordings and wish to receive a Certificate of Completion can complete the relevant evaluation found with the recordings.
The series was made possible by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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