Updates Improve Digital Grinnell Usability and Scope

September 09, 2016

The homepage of Digital Grinnell is now sporting a new look!

Digital Grinnell is the institutional repository of Grinnell College, and serves as a home for digital versions of student, staff, and faculty scholarship; art; books; and manuscripts held by the College. These changes are intended to improve usability for patrons.  Two new collections have been created to house a variety of sub-collections which were formerly listed on the main page. Additionally, new collections have been added to Digital Grinnell, adding to the scope of the repository.

The Digital Grinnell diagram illustrates the hierarchy of the Digital Grinnell homepage, and shows which collections can be found within each category. Each category and its collections are the same color. Items in white are not yet available, but are coming soon.

Clicking on the Grinnell College Libraries Special Collections and Archives collection will now take patrons to a page where you can find many useful historical materials, such as Early College History, Life at Grinnell College, Grinnell College Buildings, the Jimmy Ley Collection, the John Kleinschmidt Architectural History Collection, and the George Washington Cook Correspondence, 1857-1860.  New to this collection is the Iowa Historic Postcards, a collection of postcards from 1900 through the middle of the 20th century, covering all parts of Iowa. Coming soon is a collection of Grinnell in China materials.

A new collection, Grinnell College Campus Collections, will take patrons to primary source materials from collections across campus, including the Grinnell College Geology Collection.  The addition of two new collection — the Grinnell College Physics Museum and the former Parker Natural History Museum — are currently in progress.

Student Scholarship, Faculty Scholarship, and Syllabi and Curricular Materials are now all contained under the collection Scholarship at Grinnell. Also in progress is a collection of Alumni Oral Histories.

Direct questions about contributing content, about the technology, or about setting up a new journal or conference to digital@grinnell.edu.

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