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History Pin and digital content

Recently, we have been working on creating a History Pin account to highlight some of our digital content, mainly from the May 4 image collection. This tool allows us to add geographic information to the images, as well as pinpoint exactly the time and place on campus. Now, users can browse the photographs through a map feature, which may be helpful when searching for photographs. Check out our current collection at: http://www.historypin.org/channels/view/59228


Digital Daily Kent Staters

Recently, we've added the 1970s to our online collection of the student newspaper, the Daily Kent Stater. (Check out the digital archive here: http://dks.library.kent.edu )

This was an exciting project for our staff, in part due to the sheer volume of the decade, numbering just under 17,000 pages, as well as coverage of the May 4 shootings at Kent State during that time period. We've also added a new feature, to allow users to help with text correction.

Users may create an account with a valid email, and then help find any errors that result from the OCR process. This will help our digital archive improve the search accuracy and provide users a way to assist with text correction. You can register here, and then begin to search or browse the collection as you normally would. If you happen to notice any mistakes during your research, all you will need to do is edit the particular section and submit the changes.

We are currently working on some instructions that will help clarif…