The Digital Collections Center creates and enriches digital collections for use in instruction and research. We have nearly 30 digital collections containing 80,000+ items of academic and general interest, including manuscripts, photographs, oral histories,and videos. These digital collections were created in collaboration with Furman faculty as well as Special Collections and Archives.
The Digital Collections Center offers the following services. To learn more about these and other services please e-mail the Digital Collections Center.
Faculty may work with the Digital Collections Center to convert their print or analog materials into a digital format. Faculty who wish to digitize their own materials are encouraged to contact the Writing & Media Lab.
Faculty may work with the Digital Collections Center to create unique digital collections which are accessible online. This service includes scanning analog materials, working with faculty to create metadata that describe the digital objects, providing value-added context such as Google Maps or timelines, and building specialized collections. Faculty who wish to partner with the Digital Collections Center in the management of digital collections should contact the Digital Collections Center for an initial consultation.
The Digital Collections Center provides advice and assistance to faculty in the development of digital collections, the management of digital projects, or the evaluation of copyright status.
Faculty may request Digital Collections Center staff provide training, classroom visits, and/or customized handouts to support classroom assignments that require the use of digital collections.
The Digital Collections Center has partnered with the following Departments to create online and offline collections: