The UNC at Greensboro Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project Website moves to CONTENTdm

Earlier this year, the UNCG Libraries Digital Projects Team moved the Women Veterans Historical Project website to be powered by OCLC’s CONTENTdm.

With CONTENTdm, you can increase the visibility of your digital collections and make them more discoverable. CONTENTdm allows you to store, edit and display your digital collections, so you can showcase them online and share them with the world.

One of the primary objectives of the UNCG Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP) is to maximize user accessibility to almost 600 collections. These collections document the contributions of women in the military and related service organizations since World War I. The WVHP includes a wide range of almost 3,500 digitized objects, including photographs, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, oral histories, military patches and insignia, uniforms and posters, as well as published works.

Some highlights of the WVHP new site:

  • Advanced search options allow users to search by era, branch, original format, collection​ and date
  • Oral history transcripts are full-text searchable
  • High​​er resolution images can be zoomed in and out as well as downloaded
  • PDF transcripts can be downloaded​
  • Allows for multipage documents, such as scrapbooks and recruiting booklets, to be viewed and downloaded
  • End users are able to search, discover and retrieve the digital items through WorldCat.org
  • Users can comment on and tag items.

WVHP materials have been added to DPLA, and future plans for the site include adding audio and video files to accompany the related oral history transcripts.

In May, the UNCG libraries gave a presentation to the CONTENTdm Users Group Conference at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, about the migration of this collection and the Civil Rights Greensboro collection into CONTENTdm. You can view this presentation.

Read the Society of North Carolina Archivists post about this collection.