May 20, 2022

Columbia University: Beta Release of New Digital Library Collections Website Goes Live

From Columbia University Libraries:

Columbia University Libraries / Information Systems is pleased to announce the beta launch of our new Digital Library Collections website.

The new site combines into one platform the digital content and metadata from many of our digital special collections projects and online exhibitions. Until now, all of our digital projects’ content has been managed within separate, standalone web/database applications and discoverable only in that context.

In the new system, our digital content may be viewed project-by-project or by using a keyword search across all available projects. The new site will also allow us to integrate streaming video and audio into the content. In the future we expect our Digital Library Collections also to be discoverable within the Columbia’s aggregated CLIO search system as well as from the Digital Public Library of America.

From the New Website:

Digital content in the DLC website comes almost exclusively from Columbia University Libraries’ distinctive collections, namely:

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
C.V. Starr East Asian Library
Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Full public launch is expected during the Winter 2015.

Direct to New Columbia Digital Library Website (Beta)

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