Digital Libraries & Digital Collections
The Library of Congress American Memory
Collections by Topic: Advertising, African American History, Architecture, Landscape, Cities, Towns, Culture, Folklife, Environment, Conservation, Government, Law, Immigration, American Expansion, Literature, Maps, Native American History, Performing Arts, Music, Presidents, Religion, Sports, Recreation, Technology, War, Military, Women’s History. American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. The project that grew into the American Memory historical collections was planted in a pilot program that ran from 1990 through 1994. The pilot experimented with digitizing some of the Library of Congressís unparalleled collections of historical documents, moving images, sound recordings, and print and photographic media. Fortunately, by 1994, the Internet and its World Wide Web were beginning to transform the presentation and communication of human knowledge. The Library took advantage of the opportunity and, on Oct. 13, 1994, announced that it had received $13 million in private sector donations to establish the National Digital Library Program. That day, building on the concepts the pilot had demonstrated, the Library of Congress launched the American Memory historical collections as the flagship of the National Digital Library Program.
DigiBarn Computer Museum
The Digi Barn Computer Museum seeks to capture personal stories and track technological evolution through a large collection of vintage computer systems, manuals, videos, interviews, and other fossil relics of the “Cambrian explosion” of personal computing that ignited in 1975. When we get visitors who “burst into tears” upon seeing certain systems which may have defined their lives and careers, our cameras roll to capture the inevitable stories. Thus the interconnected redwood rooms of the museum constitute a kind of “memory palace” for the nerd-inclined and help us piece together the amazing story of the invention of personal computing and Cyberspace. The Digi Barn is a ninety plus years old barn constructed of old growth redwood that is part of the original “Ancient Oaks Ranch”, a 19th century farmstead nestled deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California, USA.
The Center for Land Use Interpretation
The Center for Land Use Interpretation is a research organization interested in understanding the nature and extent of human interaction with the earth’s surface. The Center embraces a multidisciplinary approach to fulfilling the stated mission, employing conventional research and information processing methodology as well as nontraditional interpretive tools. The organization was founded in 1994, and since that time it has produced over 30 exhibits on land use themes and regions, for public institutions all over the United States, as well as overseas. Public tours have been conducted in several states, and over ten books have been published by the CLUI. CLUI Archive photographs illustrate journals, popular magazines, and books by other publishers, and have been used in non-CLUI exhibitions, and acquired by art collectors. The CLUI exists to stimulate discussion, thought, and general interest in the contemporary landscape. Neither an environmental group nor an industry affiliated organization, the work of the Center integrates the many approaches to land use - the many perspectives of the landscape - into a single vision that illustrates the common ground in “land use” debates. At the very least, the Center attempts to emphasize the multiplicity of points of view regarding the utilization of terrestrial and geographic resources. CLUI Los Angeles is located at: 9331 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232, USA.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Electronic searchable databases are: NMNH (USNM) Collections in the MCS, Invertebrate Zoology Collections, Department of Mineral Sciences, USNM Bird Type Catalog, NMNH Fishes Type Catalog, US National Herbarium Type Specimen Register, National Foraminifera Type Collection, Fossil Plant and Algae Type Register, Fossil Brachiopod Type Register, Neuroptera Types Database, Ant Database, Odonata: The North American collection, of dragonflies and damselflies, NMNH Fish Collection, US National Herbarium Wood Collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Rhagionidae [Diptera] Database, Butterfly Database, Mosquito Alcohol Inventory, Spider Database, Scientific Illustrations and Images, Foraminifera Scanning Electron Microscope Images, Fish Images Demo Page, The Entomology Illustration Archive, Aquatic Coleoptera (Beetle) Database,
Other Insect Species Holdings.
Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum is the world’s largest and most significant history museum for preserving and presenting the computing revolution and its impact on the human experience. Come and discover how computing became the amplifier for our minds and changed the way we work, live and play. We hope your visit will be educational and entertaining, and that the legacy of these innovations will inspire you and many others for generations to come. Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Marine Biology Library
‘“MBL Archives”’: The Marine Biological Laboratory Archives is a part of the MBLWHOI Library. The Archives contain institutional records dating from 1888. Included in the archives are Directors’ papers; scientific papers of a number of MBL researchers; an extensive photograph collection dating from the Marine Biological Laboratory’s inception, including class photos and scenes of the MBL campus and surrounding areas; and a complete collection of Rudolf Leuckart’s Teaching Wall Charts. ‘“WHOI Data Library & Archives”’: The Woods Hole Oceanographic Archives is part of the joint library system supported by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). As a private archives, its direct mission is to document, preserve, and make accessible the history of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in support of administration, teaching, research and service in the Woods Hole scientific community. The WHOI Archives holds a diverse collection of administrative records, photographs, scientists’ personal papers, film and video, historical instruments, ship logbooks, diaries, books, blueprints and oral histories, as well as WHOI publications, atlases and technical reports. The ‘“Woods Hole Open Access Server (WHOAS)”’ is the repository that captures, stores, preserves, and redistributes the intellectual output of the Woods Hole scientific community in digital form. WHOAS is managed by the MBLWHOI Library as a service to the Woods Hole scientific community.
Naval Historic Center
The Online Library is the Photographic Section’s readily accessible index to Naval and maritime history pictures. Current Online Topics include: Aircraft U.S. Navy, Albums & Scrapbooks, Art Topics, Awards & Medals, Documents, Events, People, People / Topics, Ships - U.S. Navy, Ships of other U.S. government agencies, state governments and the confederate states, Ships of foreign navies and government states.
Charles Babbage Institute
CBI collects primary source materials and rare publications documenting the history and development of information technology. Information technology is defined in broad terms to include topics such as computing, information processing, hardware and software design developments, software applications, development of standards, networking, the Internet, and their social implications. Collecting efforts focus on the period from 1935 to the present. Materials sought include, but are not limited to: corporate records, manuscript materials, personal papers, records of professional associations, oral history interviews, trade publications, periodicals, obsolete manuals and product literature, photographs, films, videos, and reference materials, and books that have become historically significant in the subject area. CBI does not collect three-dimensional materials or other artifacts.
Cern the world’s largest particle physics laboratory … where the web was born. The Cerns pressdepartment features a larger photodatabase. The CERN Document Server (CDS) hosts over 800,000 bibliographic records, including 360,000 fulltext documents, of interest to people working in particle physics and related areas. Covers preprints, articles, books, journals, photographs, and much more.
Visiting the National Science Digital Library, following the link to National Institute of Standards and Technology Virtual Museum (Artifacts relating to the historical development of measurement standards in many fields). Exhibits? are p.e.: Scanning Tunneling Microscope, Saccharimeter, The Notched-Disk Memory, Conveyor Belt Card Sorter and the Letter Sorting Machine.
The ACM Portal Association for Computing Machinerie’s ACM digital library is a full text collection of every article published by ACM, including over 50 years of archives. (not a free access library
IEEE Computer Society
The IEEE Computer Society Digital Library provides online access to 22 society magazines and transactions, and more than 1,700 selected conference proceedings. Access to the full text of individual IEEE Computer Society periodicals is available to members who subscribe and have a valid IEEE Web Account. (not a free access library)