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Category Archives: News

Category for broad and general announcements about things going on at the library related to digital collections.

DLXS: Export Portfolio as PowerPoint, Simplified

Since January DLXS users have had the ability to export a portfolio as a PowerPoint or HTML page over at the Digital Learning and Development Environment (DLDE) — now we’ve made it easier.  Now you don’t even have to leave DLXS or your portfolio page in order to get your images into PowerPoint.  It’s simple, […]

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We recently had the chance to present the results of our Digital Learning and Development Environment (DLDE, formerly known as the Sandbox) project at the Coalition for Networked Information‘s (CNI) Spring Membership Meeting in Baltimore, MD. To download the slides, presentation handout, and a screencast demo for DLO to Go: Fostering Instructional Use of New […]

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New VRC Collection

If you’re a WSU student, faculty, or staff, you now have access to Historic Illustrations of Art and Architecture in Luna, a collection of 350 scans taken from various public domain works. These historic illustrations were originally published during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and cover a wide range of objects from Europe […]

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Sandbox Project White Paper

Where have we been?  Putting the final touches on our NEH funded Sandbox Project (as it has come to be known): The Digital Learning and Development Environment (DLDE).  The Digital Learning and Development Environment is an exciting new direction for us and our digital image collections.  In short, it is an effort to generate greater […]

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Visual Resource Collection Workshops

You’ve heard us mention the Visual Resources Collection on the blog before, but now, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be offering VRC workshops for WSU faculty. The introduction to the VRC workshop for faculty will be offered on two dates: Wednesday, 19th from 12:30-1:50 pm and Tuesday, August 25th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm […]

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An eBook For Everyone

Beginning July 4th, the fourth iteration of the annual World eBook Fair kicks-off. For one month, the World eBook Fair gives you free, full-text access to over 2 million PDF eBooks–short version: you can download as many eBooks as you want directly to your desktop for free. For those of you who read on-the-go, some […]

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Quick Guide to Digital Collections@WSU

With the release of a brand-new library website, we’ve worked hard to create a new face for the Library System’s digital collections.  We’ve added tons of new content, so here is a guide to bring you up to speed: Added pages that highlight both past and current projects, past project pages include project information that […]

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DLXS Upgrade Coming

If you’re a regular user of our Digital Collections–like Virtual Motor City–you’ll be happy to learn in the next couple weeks we’ll be upgrading to the most current version of DLXS.  While you wait, here’s a few improvements the DLXS folks have made that you can look forward to: Improved relevancy ranking for searches Bookmarking, […]

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WPA Music Manuscripts, 1935-1943

Interested in graphic design, fonts and typography? Unique Michigan histories? We’ve just added a new collection, WPA Music Manuscripts, a digitization and access project that digitized and cataloged detailed and ornate hand-copied music manuscripts produced by Michigan men and women under the WPA during the Great Depression.  The collection and accompanying resources highlight the people […]

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NEW! Visual Resources@WSU

We’re happy to add to our digital collections–and make available WSU wide–the new Visual Resources Collection. This collection is an outgrowth of a project to digitize, catalog and make available portions of the Art and Art History Department’s analog slide library.  These efforts by the Art and Art History department have increased access to the […]

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