Welcome to the UNL Libraries' Image and Multimedia Collections, currently home to over 85 collections and 250,000 items. Collections grow daily, thanks to partnerships between the Libraries and other units on campus. Over 11,000 unique visitors search the Collections each month. Comprised of a mix of teaching, historical, archival, and display -- collections range in subject matter from Art, Architecture & Interior Design to Comic Books to Textile Studies & Clothing to Water Resources. In addition to images, a variety of media types is supported, specifically audio and video as well as art, text, and music. For example, NET houses programming series (859 videos, "All About Books", "Big Red Wrap-Up", "Nebraska Stories", and "Recession Survival Guide" to name a few) in the NET Media Archives; and the School of Music has both audio recordings and digital images of programs for performances found in the Performances from the UNL School of Music.
The UNL Libraries provides the software that powers the Libraries' Image & Multimedia Collections -- CONTENTdm. It is a digital collection management software that orchestrates the storage, management, and delivery of digital collections. It's an easy to use, Windows-based collection builder that handles any file type, and allows searching through standard Web browsers by end-users anywhere, unless copyright restricted. If interested in developing or donating a collection, please contact Mary Ellen Ducey, Special Collections/Archives Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-472-8182, 430 Love Library.
Access to the Image & Multimedia Collections at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln is handled through a proxy server redirection. For those restricted collections, if the user is on campus, access is available for all collections. If user is off-campus, an authentication prompt displays to identify users as a UNL affiliate authorized to view the University's materials. Public users can still access certain collections made available through the public link, and are free to browse the collections without an . To view any collection denoted with an , please feel free to visit the UNL Libraries campus to use one of the public computers.
For CONTENTdm Collection Administrators
For assistance with: metadata for collection development, please see these Guidelines; overall assistance with building a first CONTENTdm collection, please see the CONTENTdm Building Your First Collection; scanning and digital imaging benchmarks, please see the following resource -- http://cdrh.unl.edu/articles/scanning_benchmarks.php.