The University Archives is pleased to announce some major upgrades to the Archives Catalogue and Online Collections. The catalogue has several new features to help researchers find and request access to archival material, including:
- Clipboard module to “pin” search/browse results for printing or export
- Inventory list to sort and view file- and item-level descriptions by title, date, or reference code
- “Full-width” view of the hierarchical structure of each finding aid
- Improvements to basic and advanced search options
The catalogue also features new content, including:
- 6,717 archival descriptions
- 5,554 digital objects
- 75 geographic headings and all 1,073 geographic headings now organized by continent
New digital content includes 317 photographs taken by Barbara Hinds and Rosemary Gilliat in Iqaluit and other northern communities in the early 1960s (MS-2-130), and over 1,300 photographs from the Dalhousie University Photograph Collection (PC1). The catalogue also includes 2,739 digitized full-text issues of the Dalhousie Gazette that have been available in DalSpace since 2013. Dalhousie faculty, students, and staff can request free digital scans of archival material using the Libraries’ archives document delivery service.
The Archives Catalogue and Online Collections is built using an open-source archival description tool known as Access to Memory (AtoM). The catalogue was launched in January 2015 and has become the primary tool for providing access to unique archival material held by the Dalhousie Libraries.
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