The New Mexico State University Library announces that several of its collections have been digitized. The Library joins hundreds of libraries, archives and museums that have launched projects to place collections on the Web.
Visit the Library’s Digital Collections website at http://lib.nmsu.edu/digitalcollections.shtml. The site currently provides access to six collections of documents and/or photographs, and a number of other important collections are in various stages of processing.
- “NMSU Extension and Experiment Stations Publications” is a collection of documents dating from 1890 to the present about agriculture, health, economics, family life and natural resources. Completion of this project will offer free online access to the searchable, full text and images of the 3,200 Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station publications in the Library’s collection.
- “New Mexico Statehood Centennial” is a link to 580 historical photographs that the Library contributed to the University of New Mexico’s Centennial website.
- “NMSU Library Newsletter” contains Library newsletters from 1996 to the present. Searchable by keyword, the collection provides much information about the history of the Library’s programs and services.
- “Photographic Collections” is a collection of more than 500,000 historical photos from the Rio Grande Historical Collections that pertain to our state’s cultural heritage.
- “The Round-Up” consists of NMSU’s student newspaper The Round-Up and its predecessor The New Mexico Collegian, published since 1893. This newspaper collection, one of the most requested resources in the Archives, is an important source on the history of NMSU and regional history.
- “Zuhl Geological Collection” contains more than 2,000 images of petrified wood, fossils and minerals from the collection of Herbert and Joan Zuhl. More than 1,000 pieces from the collection can be viewed in person on campus. The majority of the pieces are at the Zuhl Museum, but don’t miss the displays in Zuhl Library as well.
We live in an increasingly digital world, and digital projects present information in new and important ways. Previously, the Library’s digitization projects were outsourced, but the Library’s new digitization lab now provides the capacity to scan materials in-house.
For more information, contact Associate Dean Norice Lee at (575) 646-1508.