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What's New in Special Collections

Collections as Data: The Process (and Complications) of Data Visualization by Doris Morgan Rueda

By Su Kim Chung on July 25, 2018 6:17 PM | Permalink

Images 1 & 2: Before (top) and after (bottom) item renaming process.

After providing an introduction to digital humanities and collections as data in her previous blog post, Doris Morgan Rueda now provides insight into the exploratory work she is conducting in Digital Collections with Thomas Padilla using over a thousand scanned images of costume designs that were digitized as part of our LSTA entertainment grant

Collections as Data & Digital History: Moving from Theory to Practice by Doris Morgan Rueda

By Su Kim Chung on July 23, 2018 1:01 PM | Permalink

Homepage collage for the Entertainment Collections

In her introductory blog post, Doris Morgan Rueda provides some perspective on the digital humanities research she has been undertaking this month in Digital Collections working with Thomas Padilla. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in History at UNLV with a concentration in North American Culture and Society and Public History, Morgan Rueda was hired to leverage her scholarly background in history to help us to explore Collections as Data concepts in the LSTA entertainment grant collection. With her help, we hope to learn and apply some concrete examples of how data visualization can be applied to our digital collections

Collection Highlight: Matthew O’Brien Papers by Tammi Kim

By Su Kim Chung on July 19, 2018 5:35 PM | Permalink


Photograph of Matthew O’Brien taken by Danny Mollohan for Beneath the Neon.  From the Matthew O'Brien Papers (MS-00849).

Tammi Kim, Accessioning Archivist in UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives, highlights one of the many collections she has organized over the past year. Her work is essential because it enables us to provide access to our donated collections in a timely fashion.