It’s been a long time coming, but our new Digital Collections home page is finally up and running! On this new page, you can find a list of all of our digital collections, from the popular Aquinas Online to our lesser known set of digitized Northeastern Pennsylvania history books housed on Internet Archive. You can also cross search several of our collections, including the University of Scranton Digital Yearbook Collection and the just-released Football Collection. The page also features information about our collections and notes about what we’re working on next (we’re especially excited about the Electronic Masters and Honors Theses). We’ll soon be adding an online form that you can use to request your own copies of digital images from our collections.
As with most of our projects, the Digital Collections home page is a work in progress – so please let us know if you have suggestions or comments!
Note: Big, huge thanks to Library Systems Specialist Jen Maher for her work on the new pages.
Congratulations to Mike Strong, coach of the University of Scranton’s women’s basketball team, on his 700th win! Coach Strong joined the “700 club” of the NCAA’s winningest coaches this Sunday when the Lady Royals beat Drew, 73-54.
In celebration of this milestone, I searched the University of Scranton Digital Yearbook Collection and found this photo of Coach Strong (on the left in the third row) and the Lady Royals, on p. 62 of the 1980 Windhover yearbook:
If you want to read more about Coach Strong’s 700th win, check out the University press release, or “The 700 Club,” an article by Scott Walsh that was in Monday’s Scranton Times-Tribune.
January, named after the Roman god of gates and doorways, is not only a great month to celebrate the new year, but also to remember the past. The Weinberg Memorial Library has just made it even easier to reminisce by digitizing all of the University of Scranton’s yearbooks, from the 1916 Aquinas to the 2007 Windhover.
The Weinberg Memorial Library’s Digital Services department is proud to present the University of Scranton Digital Yearbook Collection, a 74 volume set of almost 20,000 digitized pages – all available to the public. You can browse the books to get a feel for each year’s unique student culture, or search the books to find photographs of your favorite University faculty, staff, and alumni!
Questions or comments? Contact the WML Digital Services department!