May 26, 2022

Economics: St. Louis Fed Releases New and Improved FRASER Database, Material Now Also Available via DPLA

From the St. Louis Fed:

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has launched a new and improved version of its digital library of economic, financial and banking materials and has also made its content available to a broader audience through inclusion in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

The Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER) turned 10 years old this year. Marking its decade in existence, FRASER now features these improvements, among others:

  • more intuitive browsing;
  • improved search;
  • clearer organization for archival collections;
  • sharing of FRASER resources via social media and email;
  • an in-page PDF viewer for faster viewing and browsing, as well as the ability to link to a specific page in the document;
  • ability to export information to the citation management program Zotero; and
  • a function that allows users to download metadata in XML or JSON.

FRASER material also is now available through DPLA. The work of incorporating FRASER into DPLA was completed with the partnership of the Missouri History Museum library staff.

Direct to FRASER

Also New: FRASER Database Adds New Visual Browse by Date Feature, New User Guide Also Released (October 16, 2014)

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