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Union Pacific Railroad: Unlikely Water Conservation Pioneers by Gayle O'Hara

By Su Kim Chung on April 19, 2019 5:53 PM | Permalink


Las Vegas Age newspaper clipping on water conservation dated February 20, 1942 from the files of the Union Pacific Railroad Collection (MS-00397)

In honor of the upcoming Earth Day celebration, Digital Collections Specialist Gayle O'Hara's blog post focuses on historical efforts at water conservation as uncovered in the Union Pacific Railroad Collection (MS-00397).  O'Hara recently received her MLIS from San Jose State University and is currently managing the digitization of portions of the UPR Collection with a focus on water-related files.

"Raising the Curtain": A Large-Scale Digitization Project at UNLV Libraries by Cory Lampert, Emily Lapworth & Sarah Jones

By Su Kim Chung on June 12, 2018 1:31 PM | Permalink


”Publicity Photographs” ent000158-001. Jerry Jackson Papers MS-00573. 

Cory Lampert, Head of Digitial Collections in UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives, and her colleagues Emily Lapworth (Digital Special Collections & Archives Librarian) and Sarah Jones (Visiting Special Collections & Archives Technical Services Librarian) "raise the curtain" on a fabulous new digital collection that has made it possible to access hundreds of documents and photos on Las Vegas entertainment history. 

Culinary Workers Union Collection Comes Alive Through Tech in Digital Collections Lab by Jasmin Bryant

By Su Kim Chung on November 15, 2017 4:22 PM | Permalink


Photographs of Frontier Victory rally , Culinary Union, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1998 January 31. Culinary Workers Union Local 226 Las Vegas, Nevada Photograph Collection (PH:00382)

In one photograph a diverse group of union workers hold up a banner together that boldly declares, “Whatever it takes. As long as it takes.” In another, Rev. Jesse Jackson holds his fist in the air during a labor union rally on the Strip. And in a series of negatives, the moment is captured when one of the longest labor strikes in American history finally ends, with jubilant workers embracing each other and applauding. These are just a few among the thousands of images that can be found within the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226 Photograph Collection, now available online.

Staff Highlight: Oscar Giurcovich and the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project

By Su Kim Chung on February 23, 2017 3:18 PM | Permalink

Project Technician Oscar Giurcovich with the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project (NVDNP) at UNLV

If you're curious about some of the work UNLV Libraries Special Collections staff members are doing in the archives, our Staff Highlight feature answers commonly-asked questions about their projects and perspectives. Here, Project Technician Oscar Giurcovich with the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project offers a look into his current activities.

1. What are you working on right now? How will it contribute to Nevada as a whole?

Staff Highlight: Marina Georgieva and the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project

By Su Kim Chung on January 26, 2017 1:45 PM | Permalink


Marina Georgieva, Project Manager for the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP) at UNLV

If you're curious about some of the work UNLV Libraries Special Collections staff members are doing in the archives, our Staff Highlight feature answers commonly-asked questions about their projects and perspectives. Here, Marina Georgieva, Project Manager for the National Digital Newspaper Project, offers a look into her current activities with this ongoing effort to provide permanent access to a national digital resource of historic newspapers.  

Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project Launches

By Su Kim Chung on January 17, 2016 5:02 PM | Permalink

Photograph of original Temple Beth Sholom building, 1960s. MS-00711, Temple Beth Sholom

Cory Lampert, Head of Digital Collections, recently announced the launch of the UNLV Libraries latest digital collection: The Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project

"This digitization project was  initially funded by a $100,000 state Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant and has two goals: 1) to create a digital collection that will provide online access to historical resources about Jews in Southern Nevada and 2) to initiate a strategic collecting initiative that will ensure the preservation of and access to historical primary sources about this community.

New Databases for Music and Dance!

By Cheryl Taranto on July 15, 2013 9:26 AM | Permalink

The UNLV Music Library now has four new databases in the areas of music and dance! They are available 24/7 to all UNLV affiliated faculty and staff.   Classical Music in Video and Dance in Video both contain streaming video, including documentaries, masterclasses, and performances.  Classical Scores Library vol. 2 extends the content of digitized scores already available through Classical Scores Library.  African American Music Reference contains a myriad of documents, publications, and other print material documenting the history of African American music, including spirituals, jazz, gospel, and blues.  Check them out!   If you have questions about these or any of our resources, contact us at 702-895-2541 or

Why Add Commenting to a Web Site?

By Cory Lampert on December 18, 2008 8:43 AM | Permalink
Recently the Libraries launched a new digital collection on Howard Hughes that features a way for users to add their own annotations to individual items.  Ok, that's cool, but what's the point?

There is an interesting article on the subject in a recent edition of D-Lib magazine that talks about how the web differs from traditional print content in that it encourages a new form of user interaction:

"Usually, we would no sooner invite user alteration of digital collection items than we would distribute crayons with illustrated children's books, but this is the way of the Web. It is rare to find an online article, blog or product review that does not now have a space for user ratings, comments or both. In this way, conversations spring up and ideas are exchanged, resulting in an added dimension of engagement with both the text and fellow readers."