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CONTENTdm Featured Collections: February 2013

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 website. The featured collections for February are Geometry in Our World, C. William Brubaker Collection, Katherine Lederer Exhibit and Oral Pathology Review Images.


Geometry in our World

Southern Oregon University

Examples of symmetry found in natural settings as well as in natural and man-made objects, the collection was originally produced as a slide collection by John Engelhardt, SOU Emeritus Professor Mathematics.


C. William Brubaker Collection

University of Illinois at Chicago

Known for his work in designing schools, C. William "Bill" Brubaker also authored many articles and books on the subjects of school design and urban planning, served on Chicago's Metropolitan Planning Council and lectured widely on topics related to design of the urban environment. This image collection is a digital version of Brubaker's personal slide collection, which he photographed himself in and around Chicago. The portion presented here illustrates aspects of the built environment of Chicago and the surrounding metropolitan area over a thirty-year time span from the early 1960s through the mid-1990s.


Katherine Lederer Exhibit

Missouri State University

The original exhibit, "Springfield's Lost Black History" was developed by Dr. Katherine Lederer in 1982. Dedicated to the "Many Thousand Gone" the exhibit was sponsored by the Literary Calm Chat Club and Missouri State University with funding from the Missouri Committee for the Humanities. The project involved copying and mounting many of the images from Dr. Lederer's own collection, as well as materials made available to her by the community. Through the years the exhibit collection grew and segments of it were displayed at museums, schools and special events throughout the region. The descriptive text for the images was found in the published guide to the original exhibit and also among her files after the materials were transferred to Special Collections and Archives.


Oral Pathology Review Images

Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Dennis Page of the Department of Oral Pathology of the VCU School of Dentistry developed this collection of images to help students learn about the most common abnormalities of the oral cavity. The collection includes images of soft tissue abnormalities and radiographic abnormalities of the oral cavity. The images may be searched by type of abnormality, description or Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).