[Web4lib] Announcing the Villanova University Digital Library

Andrew Nagy andrew.nagy at villanova.edu
Wed Sep 6 14:35:02 EDT 2006

The staff of Falvey Memorial Library proudly announces the grand opening 
of the Villanova University Digital Library.

The Digital Library is a repository of many digitized items from our 
Special Collections as well as other donated items and partnering 
institutions. The repository was developed by library staff and built 
from an open source platform. The repository uses a native XML database, 
eXist, to store and organize our digital objects encoded in the METS 
format. The web site allows for users to search and view all of the 
items stored in the repository by using many of the wonderful XML 
technologies such as XQuery and XSLT.

Noteworthy initial digital collections include: the complete collection 
of Cuala Press Broadsides, notable as a primary source for many folk 
songs and for the illustrations of Jack Yeats – brother of the Poet 
laureate; a signed and edited copy of Memoranda During the War by Walt 
Whitman; personal letters and books from the Joseph McGarrity Collection 
dealing with Irish and Irish-American History, an illuminated manuscript 
of selections from the Holy Koran, and plenty more! We will be 
constantly adding more and more items, so please check back often.

Feel free to browse our collections and enjoy the wonderful images:

Andrew Nagy

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