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View Resource Library of Congress Learning Page

The Library of Congress (LOC) has organized its digitized American Memory collection in a way designed to fit the needs of students and educators. The new site is called the LOC Learning Page. Resources to help educators incorporate the Library's primary sources into their curriculum are provided on the "Educator's Page," as well as answers to technical questions about the online materials. The...

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/
View Resource Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE: Sun Software, Information & Technology Exchange

University of California-Berkeley and Sun Microsystems have released the Berkeley Digital Library, with the goal of providing information and support for those building digital libraries, museums, and archives. The Digital Library has connections to over 30 digital text and image collections, hundreds of library catalogs, location aids for selected archival collections, and tools for clients and...

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/
View Resource American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library

American Memory Project - The Library of Congress has added a collection of sound recordings to its American Memory project. The Nation's Forum collection consists of fifty-nine sound recordings of speeches by American leaders at the turn of the century. The speeches focus on issues and events surrounding the First World War and the subsequent presidential election of 1920. Speakers include...

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/amhome.html
View Resource Computer Society Digital Library

The Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) offers free trial access until sometime in the fourth quarter of 1997 to full text of its seventeen journals from 1995 to the present. The journals will then remain free to Society members until 1998, when they will be available to Society members on a subscription basis. Recent issues are available in Adobe...

https://www.computer.org/csdl
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...

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/
View Resource The Library of Virginia: WPA Life Histories, Virginia Interviews

The Library of Virginia (last discussed in the November 20, 1998 Scout Report) has added to their digital collections materials of interest to a variety of researchers in American or Virginia history. WPA Life Histories "consists of approximately 1,350 life histories, social-ethnic studies, youth studies, interviews with former slaves, and a small number of folklore studies, all of which were...

http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/?func=file&file_name=...
View Resource Digital Scriptorium

Another Berkeley Sunsite, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Digital Scriptorium is a collaborative venture from the Bancroft Library (UC Berkeley) and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Columbia University. Currently containing over 2,000 manuscripts and documents from the eighth through the fifteenth century, the Scriptorium plans to continue adding medieval and early...

http://vm136.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/digitalscriptorium/
View Resource California Digital Library: A Co-library of the Campuses of the University of California

On January 20, 1999, the California Digital Library (CDL) opened its "digital doors" through which users can access the online library catalogs of the University of California system, as well as an array of digital resources such as indexes and databases, electronic journals and texts, archival finding aids, and digitized photographs and images. The CDL is intended primarily for University of...

https://www.cdlib.org/
View Resource Garden and Forest: A Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and Forestry

Announced in January 2000, this major site represents the first digitizing project from the Preservation Reformatting Division of the Library of Congress (LOC). The site offers the full ten-volume set (1888-1897) of the periodical Garden and Forest: A Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and Forestry, totalling over 8,000 pages, including over 1,000 illustrations and 2,000 pages of...

http://www.loc.gov/preservation/about/prd/gardfor/
View Resource Penn Library E-Books Project

Launched in January, 2000, this collaborative project of the University of Pennsylvania and Oxford University Press (OUP) will "study digital book use and its impact on teaching, learning, and book sales." While the full collection of texts (300-400 titles in history over the next five years) will only be available to the Penn community, the project does offer a preview site for the general...

http://www.library.upenn.edu/eresources/ebooks.html
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