For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure: Harvard Library Digital Collections

Mon, 2012-03-12 14:42 -- carol

Ithaca, NY The libraries of great institutions of learning often house widely accessible digital collections alongside valuable physical collections. It is therefore no surprise that Harvard University Library features a remarkable selection of 33 web-accessible collections available online in words, images and annotations transporting web travelers to past times, taking them on esoteric adventures, and presenting them with varied scientific and cultural information.

http://digitalcollections.harvard.edu/

The titles alone tell the story of how Harvard Library, a DuraSpace sponsor, is contributing to making the world's knowledge accessible and available for generations to come.

Botanical and Cultural Images of Eastern Asia, 1907-1927
[link: http://arboretum.harvard.edu/library/image-collection/botanical-and-cultural-images-of-eastern-asia/]

"...eastern Asian photographs represents the work of intrepid plant explorers who traveled to exotic lands in the early years of the twentieth century..."

    
Bracton Online
[link: http://hlsl5.law.harvard.edu/bracton/]

This collection presents a record in digitized manuscripts of Henry of Bratton's attempt to explain "...the combination of Roman and canon law that was taught in the universities in Bracton's time (approximately 1220-1250)."

Chinese Rubbing Collection
[link: http://vc.lib.harvard.edu/vc/deliver/home?_collection=rubbings]

Of the 2,602 East Asian rubbings held by the Fine Arts Library, 1,945 are presented online.

A “Daring Experiment”: Harvard and Business Education for Women, 1937-1970
[link: http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/daring/]

This collection contains historic documents, photographs, publications and interviews from the early days of 'practical education' for women in Personnel Administration from the Radcliffe College Archives and the Harvard Business School Archives.

Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930
[link: http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/immigration/]

This colorful and varied collection follows the immigrant diaspora across the United States from the signing of the Constitution to the beginning of the Great Depression.

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