The UIUC Library and its departmental libraries conduct a broad range of digital projects, including the digitization of library collections and archives, research in information retrieval technologies for digital collections, and digital library research projects. They also develop instructional resources and facilitating tools for digitization projects, and experiment with the application of digital content in teaching and learning.
Preservation Initiative for Brittle Material
Brittle materials, too fragile to circulate and no longer available for purchase, are transformed into online texts and durable circulating books. The collection consists of a diverse array of subjects recently requested by the Library's users.
ALA Archives Digital
Includes photographs of past ALA conferences and images of library buildings around the country.
Digital Cultural Heritage
Materials from East Central Illinois local area museums, archives and libraries for 3rd, 4th and 5th elementary grades social science curricula.
Early 19th Century Russian Readership &
Consists of texts drawn from fiction, journals, memoirs & travel accounts, and supplementary materials on early 19th-century Russian readership, culture & the press.
From Alchemy to Chemistry: Five Hundred Years
of Rare and Interesting Books
Contains selected pages of thirty-six books, dating from 1500 to 1964 and showing some of the major shifts in the study of chemistry.
Gabriel García Márquez Bibliography
A comprehensive annotated bibliography of books, articles, and audio-visual materials on the career and works of Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, journalist, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
German Emblem Books
A collection of German emblem books, containing ca. 1,000 emblems.
Global Cultural Memory Project
Integrates materials from collaborating institutions, focusing on the past fifty years of cultural history in Champaign County, Illinois.
Historical Maps Online
Includes maps charting the last 400 years of historical development in Illinois and the Northwest Territory and topographic maps of Illinois.
Illinois Air Photo Imagebase
Aerial photographs of Illinois counties dating back to the 1930's, currently including Champaign, Cook, Fulton, Mason, Peoria, and Will.
Illinois Fire Service Institute Digital
Selected archives of the Illinois Fire Service Institute, including photos of the firefighter training programs and facilities.
James B. Reston Papers
Include correspondence, publications, manuscripts, memoranda, reports, speeches, interview transcripts, and photographs relating to Reston, the twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Kolb-Proust Archive for Research
The research notes and documentation of Philip Kolb, Professor of French at the University of Illinois and editor of the correspondence of Marcel Proust.
Lorado Taft Sculpture
Photographs and Finding Aid
Includes information on Taft's education at L'Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris, correspondence between him and his family throughout his life, and his major works.
Motley Collection of
Theatre and Costume Design
A selection from rare original costume and set designs, sketches, notes, photographs, prop lists, storyboards, and swatches of fabric from more than 150 productions in England and the United States.
University of Illinois Encoded Archival
Description (EAD) Projects
The electronic finding aids to the UIUC archives, encoded in EAD format.
Teaching with Digital
A model program to integrate digital primary source materials into K-12 curriculum and assignments, as well as into the educational programs of museums and libraries.
UIUC Digital Gateway to Cultural Heritage
Contains approximately 538,485 metadata records from 32 collections of images, text, sheet music, websites, museums and archives.
DeLIver: Desktop Link to Virtual Engineering
Contains tens of thousands of articles from more than 50 engineering, physics and computer science journals published from 1995 to the present.
Open Archives Initiative Information in
Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics
Contains aggregated metadata from selected content providers in Engineering, Computer Science, & Physics.
Grainger Library Search Aid
Searches across multiple bibliographic databases in science & engineering.
Full-Text Article Locator
Retrieves the full-text of science and engineering journal articles accessible through the UIUC Library.
UIUC Digital Library Testbed
A Web-based retrieval system featuring enhanced access and display capabilities for journal articles supplied in SGML format.
Illinois Open Archives
Initiative Metadata Harvesting Project
Focuses on creating a deep, domain-specific portal to search metadata that describes selected manuscript archives and digitized cultural heritage resources.
IMLS Digital Collections and Content
An effort to make the digital content of IMLS National Leadership Grant projects more visible and more usable, by building a registry of the collections and an item-level metadata repository for them.
Second Generation Digital Mathematics Resources with
Innovative Content for Metadata Harvesting and Courseware Development
Develops added content and functionality for the websites of two mathematical digital libraries, the MathWorld and Functions.
Illinois Digitization Institute
A mixture of hands-on and Internet-accessible training materials, imparting digitization skills and knowledge for use in Illinois and world-wide cultural heritage institutions.
The Digital Media Resource Center
A workshop/lab devoted to the development of digital projects, primarily in the Arts and Humanities.
UIUC OAI Provider & Harvesting Tools on
The Open Source OAI tools developed for the Illinois Open Archives Initiative Metadata Harvesting Project.
Schemas for Dublin Core Metadata
XML Schema Definition files for simple and qualified Dublin Core.