Palmer, Mark [mailto:Mark.Palmer@archives.alabama.gov]
ADAH INCREASES COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET
In Celebration of Archives Week, the Alabama Department of Archives
and History (ADAH) is debuting a new service available on its website -
CONTENTdmŪ. CONTENTdmŪ is an image management software that supports
distribution of images of ADAH collections on its web site. Come to ADAH on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, from 10 AM to 11 AM for a demonstration of the new software and content available online!
CONTENTdmŪ, a digital collection management system, allows
archivists to store, index, and display digitized primary resources
online. Developed at the University of Washington, the program is in
wide use at special collections repositories and research libraries
across the country.
The first collections created for CONTENTdmŪ are under the ADAH
Digital Collections and include Alabama Photographs and Pictures
Collection, Alabama State Publications, and the Frank W. Boykin
Collection. Boykin represented Alabama's First Congressional District
from 1935 to 1963. His collection alone contains more than a thousand
items of personal and official correspondence, political memorabilia,
and photographs. They are available thanks to a donation from the
Tensaw Land and Timber Company in honor of Boykin's granddaughter, Ocllo Malone.
Archives staffers are continuing to learn the system and entering
data on a continuous basis in the Alabama Photographs and Pictures and
Alabama State Publications collections. Work is also being done to
completed four future collections in a timely manner. These are the
Selma to Montgomery March, Civil War Period Flag Collection, Confederate Officers Photograph Album, and Alabama Governors.
More information regarding ADAH Digital Collections may be found at
http://188.8.131.52/ or call (334) 353-4635.
Mark A. Palmer
Alabama Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130