If your upcoming teaching will rely more heavily on digital content than ever before, you’re not alone! Finding ebooks and digital versions of articles has become fairly commonplace, but locating digitized versions of archival materials to use in your classes may be less familiar. Here is some information that may help:
Requests for Digitization
The Digital Collections & Preservation Department is accepting digitization requests for Special Collections materials needed to support fall 2020 courses. Please use this Digitization Proposal Form to place your requests at your earliest convenience, and no later than September 1. Working with limited access to the Library building and other constraints, the department is not able to guarantee that all of your requests will be met by a specific deadline, but they will respond to your request to work out the details.
For questions about the request form or the digitization process, please contact the Digital Collections Steering Group. For questions concerning the scope and content of particular archival collections, please contact Special Collections staff. Special Collections staff can also assist with small reference requests.
Existing Digital Primary Source Collections
- Primary sources for the study of English and American literature
- UD digital collections
- Additional subscription digital collections provided by the Library
- Selected open access digital collections
As always, you are welcome to contact me for help with locating a particular resource or type of material.
Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS)
- Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy (includes learning objectives)
- TPS Collective (American Library Association’s Rare Books and Manuscripts section)
- The TPS Teachers Network
- Resources for teachers from the Library of Congress