Digitization Projects at UNLV Libraries
- Last year, we became an official department in the library! We've added two permanent staff and would like to welcome, Jane and Silvia. Jane has the important role of managing metadata in CONTENTdm as well as overseeing the general workflow and quality control in our collections. Silvia is our new Digital Collections Metadata Librarian is responsible for metadata design and development for the Libraries, in addition to her faculty responsibilities. Both new staff have already contributed a great deal to increased efficiencies and greater production in the department.
- We've also been working with several temporary, grant-funded staff and library school students. These folks dive into our projects, learn quickly, and do a fantastic job! We have so much fun to working with our interns and look forward to welcoming two of them back for a second year.
The Historic Landscape of Nevada: Development, Water, and the Natural Environment, is the latest digital collection offered by the University Libraries. This new digital collection documents the struggle of early Southern Nevada settlers to establish a community within the harsh environs of of the region by following their attempts to procure and manage that most essential of resources: water. Whether through irrigation, ranching, agriculture, wells, dams, railroads, highways, towns, cities, or federal installations, the people of Nevada have challenged the environment in their persistence to endure, and flourish, here in the desert.