November 19, 2008
Written by: Jessica BehnhamThousands of historical artifacts including high-resolution images, rare books and materials and Cooking Tough Meats, an item in the historical cookbook collections, can be accessed online in the Texas Tech University Libraries' Digital Collections. The University Libraries' Digital Collections include rare artifacts such as Shakespeare volumes and more than 92,000 architecture, art and design images. Melanie Clark, an architecture image librarian at the Texas Tech Library, said the Libraries' Digital Collections provide more high-quality images than other sites on the Web. "The Digital Collections' descriptive search capability makes finding architecture and art high-resolution images much easier than exhausting Web searches," Clark said. "Plus, the images are easy to download and use in research papers and PowerPoint presentations." Conni Kitten, head of the Libraries' Digital Libraries Initiative Team, said the collection contains materials that contribute to ongoing research and education at Texas Tech. "Like any other library or museum collection, each digital collection has some unifying element that is of lasting interest to researchers and educators," Kitten said. "Unlike other library or museum collections, our Digital Collections are available online from the comfort of your own home." For more information on the University Libraries' Digital Collections, visit www.library.ttu.edu/dc. The Digital Collections is one of the Libraries' many technological services that will be announced throughout the academic year as part of an ongoing awareness campaign: Forget what you think you know. Rediscover the Library. CONTACT: Kaley Daniel, director of Communications and Marketing, Texas Tech University Libraries, (806) 742-4880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.