Research Links: List of Databases, Course Reserves

Quick Search: Articles, newspapers, books and ebooks, videos and more. Results primarily available online but may also include books available in the library or articles that can be requested for email delivery from ILLiad.
Books: Print and online books available from UNLV Libraries or by ILLiad request.
Articles: Articles from academic journals, magazines and newspapers.

Library Information: Pages on library web site, for example research guides, library policies and procedures, hours and events.

Digitization Projects at UNLV Libraries

Grant-funded Digitization Employment Opportunities at UNLV

By Cory Lampert on May 16, 2008 3:07 PM | Permalink
Recently, The University Libraries were awarded an LSTA grant to fund a new digitization project: Southern Nevada: The Boomtown Years 1900-1925. This project will focus on digitization of materials in our historic mining and railroad collections and will involve collaboration with local partners to identify content and make it more accessible through an online collection. The Libraries are currently seeking candidates for the following two temporary grant-funded positions: a Digital Collections Metadata Specialist and an intern currently enrolled in the University of North Texas School of Library and Information Sciences program. More detailed information and required qualifications can be found on the Libraries' employment page. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the full digitization life-cycle and work with a great team of people at the Libraries. Contact me for more information.

Spending a Little Quality Time with Metadata

By Cory Lampert on May 5, 2008 2:59 PM | Permalink
This week marks the start of an online course my employer was kind enough to pay for me to attend called "Metadata for You and Me: A Training Program for Shareable Metadata". I was interested in taking this course for two main reasons: first, because in the world of digitization we spend a huge amount of time creating metadata on the item level for every digital object in out repositories and this equates to lots of dollars in staff time. So, I'd like to spend some time thinking about this investment and what type of returns it is providing for us. Are we agonizing over the right things? Spending too much time or detail? Using appropriate standards?