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:
- Digital exhibitions & collections: Peruse a fantastic compilation of digital projects across different disciplines developed at McGill.
- McGill University Library Internet Archive Collection: Visit McGill's open-access collections of digitized artifacts, including student publications, housed in the Internet Archive.
- Digitization services for research needs: McGill welcomes digitization requests to help you in your research endeavours.
- Archival Collections Catalogue: Consult McGill's archives including the Canadian Architecture Collection, the Rare Books and Special Collections, and the Marvin Duchow Music Library, amongst others.
- Searchable databases: Check out McGill's list of searchable databases pertaining to different disciplines and media.
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.