Digitization project

The D’Youville College Archives is proud to announce that we will be part of New York Heritage Digital Collections.

Digitization of a portion of the D’Youville College Archives Photograph collection will be completed by 3 students from the University at Buffalo Department of Library and Information Science as part of LIS563, Digital Libraries.

The students will scan and edit photographs, create metadata, and upload all corresponding files and descriptive information to NY Heritage, with work completed by mid-December, 2012.

The D’Youville College Archives Photograph collection contains roughly 1,000 photographs, mainly from the early 1900s to the present. Major subjects are buildings, graduations, student activities, and campus events. This project will focus on photographs relating to College buildings and grounds and consist of 30 images. The majority of photos are black and white, and images on buildings and grounds make up about one-third of the greater Archives Photograph collection.

The College Photograph collection is the most heavily used record group in our institutional holdings [of our current 12 record groups]. Both internal and external patrons use this collection, and requests often cover all subjects. Digitization of photos relating to college buildings and grounds will serve as a pilot project for future digitization of the greater photograph collection and other archives holdings in 2013.