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CONTENTdm Featured Collections: March 2012

Organizations worldwide are using CONTENTdm Digital Collection Management Software to create thousands of outstanding digital collections and to provide easy access to their unique holdings.

This month, four collections from the CONTENTdm Collection of Collections are featured on the OCLC Web site. The featured collections for March are Galveston 1915 Hurricane Photographs, The Baton Rouge Digital Archive from the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, World and Regional Maps Collection, 16th-19thc. and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.


Galveston 1915 Hurricane Photographs

University of Houston, M.D. Anderson Library

While many people are familiar with the Great Storm that devastated Galveston in 1900, fewer are aware of the hurricane that made landfall on August 17, 1915. Although the 1915 storm caused $50 million worth of property damage, it only resulted in 275 deaths because of the protective seawall that had been constructed following the 1900 hurricane. The black and white photographs in this collection were taken by Rex Dunbar Frazier, a representative of Stone & Webster Engineering who went to the region to collect data and document damage.


The Baton Rouge Digital Archive from the East Baton Rouge Parish Library

East Baton Rouge Parish Library

The Baton Rouge Digital Archive is a collection of items that represent significant historical actions of local governments, businesses, residents and institutions of the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. These items include but are not limited to photographs, manuscripts, documents, periodical publications, audio and video recordings and memorabilia held in the Baton Rouge Room at the River Center Library. The library has partnered with local collectors and historical societies to enhance this online collection.


World and Regional Maps Collection, 16th-19thc.

University of Washington Libraries

Combining large-scale scanning techniques, CONTENTdm software, and scholarly research on each map’s creation and context, this database allows researchers to access over 170 color digital images of examples from the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Division’s Rare Map Collection. Maps included date from the sixteenth to early twentieth centuries with coverage spanning:  the world, Western and Eastern Hemispheres, continents, countries and cities.


Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Southern Oregon University

In 2009 Hannon Library was awarded an LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) Grant, through the Oregon State Library, that funded collaboration between Southern Oregon University, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Southern Oregon Historical Society to digitize images documenting the history, culture, and growth of Southern Oregon. This picture collection, from the archives of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, includes production stills, sets of Shakespearean and other plays, backstage teams, and theaters from OSF's beginnings in 1935 through 2009.