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Blog Topic: Open collections

March 12, 2024

Uncovering hidden gems: Exploring open access primary source collections with Peggy Glahn of Reveal Digital

By Maria Papadouris, Content and Community Engagement Manager, ITHAKA
Reveal Digital develops open access primary source collections from underrepresented 20th-century voices of dissent, crowdfunded by libraries. In a session during ER&L’s annual conference, Peggy Glahn, Associate Director of Reveal Digital, discussed the six collections that are currently accessible, and talked about the shift they represent in Open Educational Resources (OERs). 

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July 25, 2019

Three ornithology collections that are free as the birds

The history of ornithology (the scientific study of birds) has involved observations captured in imagery going as far back as prehistoric stone-age drawings.[1] As ornithology developed as a natural science it faced the aesthetic challenge of convincingly capturing depictions of different bird species,[2] leading to beautifully documented and historically fascinating works of illustration. Several shared […]

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July 9, 2019

Books of hours: illuminating the Trinity College Watkinson Library special collections

Books of hours are devotional texts that contain a personalized selection of prayers, hymns, psalms, and New Testament excerpts chosen specifically for their owner. Popular in the Middle Ages, the most expensive of these books could be highly decorated, but the more affordable versions usually only showed minimal decoration, usually of the first letter of […]

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