Dana Medical Library has received a contract to create digitized images of a portion of its historical Medical Instrument Collection. This collection includes 19th and 20th century medical kits and instruments that were used in rural Vermont. The contract will fund the creation of images for 223 individual instruments and 36 kits. The award will provide funding to process the images of the instruments along with information about these unique items. The collection will be available on the UVM Scholar Works website in April 2015, joining the College of Medicine Yearbook and Catalog collections. For further information contact Donna O’Malley, MLS, PI at Donna.OMalley@uvm.edu. and Sarah McGlynn, PC, MLS at Sarah.McGlynn@uvm.edu.
Check out the new exhibit in the Bailey/Howe Lobby, “Reflection and Vision: 200 Years of Libraries at the University of Vermont,” which depicts the history of library collections and spaces at the University of Vermont.
The University’s earliest efforts to create a library, including Professor Joseph Torrey’s nine month book collecting mission in Europe
The construction of Billings Library, designed by famed architect H. H. Richardson
The creation of the Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries
The future of library spaces and digital collections
Excerpts from a portfolio documenting the Billings Library after its dedication in 1885 are also on view. The complete set of photographs can be viewed in Special Collections.
The entire Billings Portfolio can also be viewed on Flickr.