Digital Scholarship Projects at North Carolina State

The CDSC is proud to support digital scholarship within the libraries as well as numerous projects created by faculty. We offer technical and legal expertise to help you create a digital project.

The following list of projects demonstrate digital scholarship done well. These projects have won numerous awards and been featured in national and international journals and conferences.

North Carolina Architects & Builders: A Biographical Dictionary

North Carolina Architects & Builders

http://ncarchitects.lib.ncsu.edu/

North Carolina Architects & Builders: A Biographical Dictionary is the NCSU Libraries' first digital publishing project. It includes biographies of a wide range of practitioners from the 17th century through the 20th century, and features both out-of-state architects who had projects in North Carolina and resident architects, as well as numerous craftsmen, especially from the pre-industrial era. Entries include brief biographical sketches, lists of known buildings by each practitioner, images of buildings, and bibliographical references. While the initial launch comprised about 175 entries, it is anticipated that some 500-600 biographical entries by authors and contributors from across the United States will be included within two to four years.


Status: In Progress



WolfWalk

Belltower

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/wolfwalk/

WolfWalk is a pilot project to explore opportunities provided by location-aware mobile devices for providing access to digital collections and allowing in-situ learning experiences. Both the mobile WolfWalk website and the WolfWalk iPhone application allow users to view descriptions as well as historic and contemporary photos of 90 sites on the NC State campus. Depending on the capabilities of the users' devices, both versions of WolfWalk can show the sites closest to the users' current location.


Status: In Progress



NCSU Libraries Mobile

Mobile

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/m/about.html


In 2009, the NCSU Libraries launched its updated mobile website. Services include a catalog, computer availability displays, room reservation, and many others.





Status: In Progress


Archivists' Toolkit Implementation / Finding Aids Redesign

Archivists' Toolkit

Available for Library staff on the Intranet


In order to facilitate the management of its archival and special collections, the NCSU Libraries implemented the open-source Archivists' Toolkit. At the same time, the Libraries' collection guides (finding aids) underwent a complete award-winning redesign.


Status: Completed



Open Content Alliance

Open Content Alliance

http://www.opencontentalliance.org/


As part of its participation in the Open Content Alliance (OCA), the NCSU Libraries has digitized over 3,000 public domain titles from its collections. You can access the titles through the NCSU Libraries' page at the Internet Archive.


Status: Completed



Digital Projects

Digital Projects

/digitalcollections


The Special Collections Research Center's digital collections program makes available online digital versions of unique photographic and manuscript materials from the University Archives and Manuscript Collections. The program emphasizes areas of strength in the overall NCSU Libraries' collections such as architecture, forestry and plant ecology, and university history.


Status: In Progress