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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 Music.Library@unlv.edu

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."

Wikipedia and Digital Collections

By Cory Lampert on May 25, 2007 2:04 PM | Permalink
Recently, I helped out with a presentation for our Hot Topics discussion group that involved coming up with some web use statistics. There were some very interesting ones that indicated that in addition to research help, which we expect the site is used for, unique materials are another key feature that consistently brings in users from the web. For instance, Howard Hughes has been and continues to be a popular search term that delivers users to our site!

UNLV Announces New Digital Collection: Showgirls

By Cory Lampert on February 27, 2007 12:37 PM | Permalink
main_graphic.jpg NEW! The UNLV Libraries Showgirls Collection is now available at www.library.unlv.edu/showgirls/ The Showgirls collection documents the unique history of the Las Vegas entertainment industry. Many artists and entrepreneurs were influential in the birth of a Las Vegas icon: the showgirl. Showgirls features unique materials relating to costume design and theatrical productions associated with the history of Las Vegas entertainment.

Digital Collections and the Social Library

By Cory Lampert on January 10, 2007 3:36 PM | Permalink
5 Weeks to a Social Library is an online course that seeks to explain and demystify social networking software and highlight the practical applications of these new technologies in libraries. While I am not enrolled in the course, I have been watching to see how others are able to effectively incorporate blogs, wikis, Flickr, etc into a variety of useful library services. I have also joined the Social Library Lurkers wiki and will report on any interesting developments there. One question I am considering is at what point a social networking site is appropriate and when a digital library is necessary. The two have different characteristics and functions, but both require planning and organization to be useful. This also raises the issue of defining the different strengths of each medium and distingushing between a formal curated digital collection, an institutional repository (where items may be uploaded, reused, and/or stored), and a spontaneous collaborative online project via a wiki? (And distinguishing where a librarian's skills might best be used.)