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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Columbia contributes materials to Aquifer

Columbia University Libraries Contribute to Digital Library Federation's Aquifer Initiative, press release, May 1, 2008.

Columbia University Libraries recently made The Papers of John Jay, one of its unique historical digital collections, available to the Digital Library Federationís Aquifer database, American Social History Online. The Libraries will contribute additional collections over the next few months including the Lehman Special Correspondence Series, the Greene & Greene Architectural Drawings and Photos, Notable New Yorkers, Joseph Urban Stage Design, and a series of historical monographs related to New York City.

The Papers of John Jay, featuring more than 11,000 viewable facsimiles of John Jayís correspondence and related documents, will be a significant addition to the Aquifer American Social History Online database. The database collects together 19th and 20th century primary resources from unique historical digital collections, and includes nearly 300,000 digitized objects, including books, pamphlets, journal articles, maps, sheet music, videos, data sets, political cartoons, posters, and oral histories from over 140 American Social History research collections. ...

Aquifer is a program of the Digital Library Federation, a consortium of libraries that are pioneering the use of electronic information technologies to extend their collections and services. ...