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Digital Projects at UNCG

The Digital Projects unit, a part of the Electronic Resources and Information Technologies (ERIT) Department, is responsible for the digitiaztion of primary source materials and other hitorical and archival resources both within the University Libraries and for external keepers of unique historical material, including UNCG faculty and local cultural heritage organizations.

 

Currently staffed by three full-time employees, two employees shared with other departments, and several student assistants, the Digital Projects unit handles a variety of projects within theUNCG Digital Collections.

 

For a consultation, please email David Gwynn, Digital Projects Coordinator. More information on faculty digitization services offered by Digital Projects or by other departments on campus can be found here.

 

For information on ordering high resolution copies of our digitized material or to arrange permission for publication or other reuse, please visit this page.

 

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Digital Collections Priority Areas

The Digital Projects Priorities Team has identified four collection priority areas for new digital projects based on collection strengths and priorities within the University and the Univiversity Libraries:

Completed Projects

For a list of our completed projects, please visit the UNCG Digital Collections home page. For updates, check out the Digital Projects blog or Facebook page.

Projects in Progress (2016-2017)

Projects approved for the 2016-2017 academic year include the following:

Ongoing projects:

  • Cone Hospital Collection
    This project, undertaken through the financial support of Cone Health, involves digitizing some 15,000 photographs and other documents that chronicle the history of Greensboro's Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. Target date for completion is December, 2016.
  • Women Veterans Historical Project
    Additional oral histories, photographs, and other items will be added to this extensive digital collection documenting the service of women in the American armed forces, once of UNCG's most used digital resources.
  • Maud Gatewood Collection
    Gatewood was an instrumental part of the art in North Carolina during the late 20th and early 21st century. As a graduate of Woman’s College, she is also part of our institution’s history. Her entire collection, including thousands of sketches, along with correspondence and other materials, is being digitized.
  • I Wish To Say
    This project will create a digital archive of the "I Wish to Say" project undertaken by UNCG Assistant Professor Dr. Sheryl Oring, and will present images and transcriptions of messages composed and sent through the project since 2004. Target date for completion is December, 2016.
  • Pre-1923 Children's Literature
    This project encompasses digitizing approximately 100 public domain children’s books from the Early Juvenile Literature Collection, Woman’s Collection, and Special Collections General, some dating to the 1700s.

New projects:

  • Good Medicine: Greensboro’s Hospitals and Healers, 1865-2015
    This LSTA-funded project will digitize over 47,000 documents, photographs, and other items related to the growth of medical practice and institutions in Greensboro and will include materials from the Cone Health Medical Library, the Greensboro Public Library, and the Greensboro Historical Museum in addition to the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives at UNCG. This project is made possible through funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.
  • Women's Professional Association Records
    Contains meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, and organizational records from the Women's Professional Forum, a local women's organization that was founded in Greensboro in 1977. The forum has presented UNCG with a donation to defray the cost of digitization.
  • Early Cello Manuscripts and Published Works
    The pieces selected for this digital project are among the earliest and rarest works found in the Cello Music Collection. In many cases, UNCG is the only library or archive worldwide with the holdings for these editions which date to the 1700s.
  • Peter Paul Fuchs Papers
    Peter Paul Fuchs (1916-2007) was a conductor, composer, teacher, and a significant figure in the performing arts history of Greensboro. Materials too be digitized and included in the Cello Music Collection include 74 unpublished music scores and parts, totaling more than 1600 pages.
  • North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa Collection
    ADK is an international honorary organization for women educators and these scrapbooks (dating 1954-1994) represent a completely unique view of the activities of a women's organization.

 

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