Nov 132012

The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment “Library 2000” Fund, presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in one particular advertising collection available at Duke University. The advertisements are from the J. Walter Thompson Company Competitive Advertisements Collection of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History in Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Check out all the neat ads here!


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Jun 082012

Lost a manual?  Do you even keep all the manuals that come with all your stuff?  What about just grabbing a digital copy of that manual so you don’t have to worry about storing it in a junk drawer!

ManualsLib is a FREE manual library containing over 45,000 manuals for download or viewing!  The search is effective and easy, and it’s a snap to quickly find the manual you need.  Check it out today!

ManualsLib Database

The Idaho Map Room

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May 032012

The University of Idaho Library would like to announce the release of its latest digital project, The Map Room.

The Map Room is a Google Fusion Table powered Google Maps application that allows users to browse over 8000 photographs from our digital collections.  Users can browse all of these photos on our Map of All Items or browse items on 9 collection-specific maps (click the “About the Map Room” link on the home page to see the list).  Each map is searchable by keyword, limitable by decade, and equipped with pre-defined zooming coordinates for easier discovery. The images in the maps’ info/pop-up windows are linked from our instance of ContentDM; each provides metadata about the image, a link back to the image’s web page (for more information), and a link back to the collection from which the image is drawn.  Most of the photos cover the state of Idaho although there are also several groupings from around the Northwest and throughout the country.

The Map Room’s newest additions come from another new collection – Idaho Cities and Towns.

This collection makes available photographs from 134 Idaho Cities and Towns, from Aberdeen to Yellow Dog.   These can be browsed by time, location, subject, and city name (use the cities/subject tab).

Idaho Pictures Online!

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Feb 132012

I would like to announce the release of the newly redesigned Barnard Stockbridge Photograph Collection:

The digital collection contains over 1200 historical photographs of Northern Idaho towns, mines, and mills, including photographs documenting the aftermath of the Big Burn fires of 1910 (an online exhibition of these photos and related documents can be found here: The original collection consists of over 200,000 nitrocellulose and glass plate negatives taken by Nellie Stockbridge and her predecessor, T.N. Barnard. These were given to the University of Idaho Library in 1962.

The web portal allows a user to browse these photos by timeline, subject or Google map interface, view selected photos via image gallery, and search the photographs’ metadata.