Making Our Mark(ers): The DPG’s 2015 in Review

headerWell, another year of saving the world one scan at a time is in the books, and 2015 was a doozy for all of us at the Digital Projects Group! But rather than give you a dry recitation of stats, we asked our friends Kara (Baylor’s oh-so-excellent metadata librarian and Friend of the Blog) and Allyson (our fabulous digitization coordinator) to give our year-end blog post a more “animated” examination at our Year in Review!

We want to take a moment to thank all of you for supporting our blog, now in its fifth(!) year. It has been an absolute pleasure writing weekly posts that detail the best of what Baylor University’s libraries, special collections and archives have to offer via our BU Libraries Digital Collections.

And for further reading, here’s links to some of the items featured in this video:

> A Collection of 25 Selected Famous Negro Spirituals

> An Open Letter to Whataburger from the DPG blog

> A Campus Divided? The Historic Precedent for the “Bearlin” Wall from the DPG blog


Let’s Get To Know One Another, Shall We?

Inset of photo taken at undated meeting of IOOF in Austin, Texas. See the full image here.  Image courtesy the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections, from an original held by The Texas Collection.

Thanks to a hallway conversation with our new metadata librarian, Kara Scott, I found out today that we have a couple of loyal readers from the University of Richmond. And that got me to thinking: out here in Waco, Texas, we’re excited to put new content into the realm of digital collections scholarship, but so often we don’t know much about the people who are actually reading and using our resources. So I think it’s high time we remedy that with a good old-fashioned poll! We hope you’ll take a moment to answer these questions so we can continue to provide quality content geared to the needs and interests of our readers. Let’s get started!

We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know more about yourselves. We will use your feedback to keep improving our blog, finding new ways to tailor our content to your interests, and basically continue taking over the digital collections blogging corner of the Internet, one post at a time. Thanks for joining us on this journey!

The DPG will not share your information with anyone. It will be used solely for our internal planning and evaluative purposes. If anyone calls you during dinner on a Thursday and says they got your information from us, it’s a scam. Hang up and continue enjoying your pasta.

The First Engineer’s Update on the BGMRP (3/20/2008)


I finished up the Preservation transfer of our lot 27 this morning. Lot 27 contains 52 items, mostly LPs. One of the highlights of the Lot is an item which is signed by 4 members of the Staple Singers. We plan to finish up scanning this collection next week.

Up next is Lot 28, a small collection of 7-inch discs.

Thanks for checking in on us!