Category Archives: Delivery Methodology

Transcribe our letters!

UA Libraries has installed web-based transcription software (Omeka and Scripto) to enable anyone to transcribe old letters and documents online.  I’ve uploaded a box of correspondence from the Cabaniss collection (about a wealthy landowner who wanted to free his slaves … Continue reading

Acumen Items Now Accessible Via Scout

Did you know that our digital collections are now accessible through University Libraries’ Discovery Service, Scout? Now when someone searches Scout for a title, author, or keyword, they will not only recieve results for books, articles, etc., but also any … Continue reading

Complete Joshua Hill Foster papers now online!

This past school year, we had an awesome Graduate Assistant, Sarah, who scanned the Joshua Hill Foster papers in their entirety! In addition to the scanning, Sarah also had an active role in performing quality control tasks on the scans … Continue reading

Acumen FINALLY available open source!!

The long-awaited day has finally arrived.  After many trials and tribulations, we have at long last released Acumen Digital Library Software open source!!! This software is light-weight, easy to install (intended for Linux or OSX), easy to use, and it … Continue reading

But… what if I have lots of Fred Jones letters?

Or… what if I have Fred Jones Letters in different collections? Or… what if I have Fred Jones photographs, letters, audio tapes and more? The way we deal with this is to identify the item within a collection by an … Continue reading

How does this Acumen thing work?

Acumen is our digital library delivery software… which is in the process of going live as open source.  Tonio Loewald is the developer, and we published an article about Acumen in Code4Lib last year, which will contain more detail than … Continue reading

Getting large manuscript collections online cheaply

A major impediment to digitizing large manuscript collections is  the cost of item-level descriptions, to provide access to the content. Recently we completed an NHPRC-funded project which demonstrates a proposed solution to that problem:  The Septimus D. Cabaniss Papers collection. … Continue reading