Resources for Digital Artifacts and Archives

An important vein of DH research focuses on digital artifacts, whether digitized from their analogue versions or born-digital, as well as digital and digitized archives and databases. Today, on International Archives Day, we invite you to dive into McGill's resources and projects regarding digital archival practices.
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McGill's digital presence

McGill leads several projects and initiatives that focus on the digitization of archival and library materials, providing open access to diverse artifacts, and curating digital exhibits. As explained by McGill's bicentennial revision of the McGill Library's contributions to research and education, "McGill Library has digitized millions of pages featuring McGill’s rare, unique, archival, and special collections that are in the public domain by making them available online, for free, to users around the world. The creation and preservation of quality digital surrogates enhances the usability of our collections opening up new ways of textual searching, analysis, or manipulation."

Check out the following university resources:

Want some more?

  • Are you interested in digital and digitized archives and artifacts? Visit dh+lib, where you will find events, conferences, job opportunities, and other fantastic announcements at the intersection of digital humanities and librarianship.
  • Archives and databases are not only objects of study but also fantastic tools. If you want to present your DH research at a conference, for example, you can use the database of The Index of Digital Humanities Conferences to learn more about past and upcoming DH-related events.

Did you know...?

The McGill Library currently has considerably more electronic artifacts than print materials. Want to know the exact numbers? Visit the Library's Collections website.

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