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View Resource The New York Public Library Digital Library Collections

This new site from the New York Public Library shows exceptional potential. Currently, over a dozen collections from past NYPL exhibitions and related projects are available. Highlights include: digital images and text of African Americans in the 19th Century; the Schomburg Center Video Oral History Gallery: selected QuickTime clips from the Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project; and Moving...
View Resource African American Women Writers of the 19th Century

The African American Women Writers of the 19th Century site is an online collection of 52 full-text works. Users can browse the books by author, title, or literature type (fiction, poetry, biography and autobiography, and essays). Each work is (unfortunately) presented in a rather cramped frame, navigated with a table of contents on the left side. The site also includes a helpful introductory...
View Resource Planning Digital Projects for Historical Collections

This resource from the NYPL (last discussed in the May 15, 1999 Scout Report) consist of an overview of planning digital projects for historical collections and an example of just such a project. The site is aimed primarily at librarians and administrators who would like to promote the use of often under-accessed and difficult to classify collections of unique historical materials. The guide...