Digital Initiatives

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Digital Initiatives

Digital Publishing

The Digital Publishing Unit of the DeWitt Wallace Library supports the creation, management and dissemination of local digital-born scholarship in various formats. Essential to supporting this mission is the continuing exploration of evolving creation, collaboration and publication tools, encoding methods, and development of staff skills and facility resources. The Unit serves the digital scholarship and electronic publishing needs through development of digital scholarship projects as well as open access online distribution of journals, articles and conference proceedings. The Library is committed to play an active role in the changing landscape of scholarly publishing, and supports the ideals of the open access movement.

Digital Commons

Digital Commons @ Macalester

DigitalCommons@Macalester is an online repository and publishing system that highlights college scholarship of various types (working papers, journal articles, dissertations and theses, etc.). DigitalCommons is part of an open access initiative and provides open and free access to the scholarly and creative works produced by Macalester students, faculty, and staff. By doing so, we not only increase the visibility of our scholarship, but we also encourage collaboration and innovation in order to contribute to the ongoing development of new knowledge.

Selected Works

Selected Works is a feature of the DigitalCommons@Macalester system that allows us to collect and feature the publications, teachings and achievements of individual Macalester faculty members. For questions or updates, please contact Jacki Betsworth (x6345, betsworth@macalester.edu) or your library liaison.

CONTENTdm and Digital Image Collections

The Library has made available collections both for research and teaching at Macalester using the CONTENTdm online archiving system. The DeWitt Wallace Library staff have made unique collections more readily available in digitally searchable and accessible versions. The collections you find here are widely varied and continually growing, and include audio, visual, and textual resources.

Image from Macalester Archives Macalester Art Image CollectionMacalester Views


The Mac Weekly and Historical Macalester Newspapers

Browse or search the archives of The Mac Weekly, Macalester's student newspaper, from September 1914 to April 2008. Also browse or search content from the historical publications The College Echo (1886-1898) and the Macalester Bulletin (1898-1924).

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants
A Note About the Newspaper Digitization Project
The digitization of the Echo and the Bulletin was made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, administered by the Minnesota Historical Society, through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.

Oral History Project

The Macalester College Oral History Project offers rich and varied perspectives on the history of Macalester and the people and events who have made the College what it is. Audio and videotaped interviews provide a permanent record of the stories and memories of Macalester community members, and serve as a rich supplement to College records maintained by the Archives.

Macalester Views

Macalester Views is a collection of digital images that reflect the observations of the Macalester community engaged in study or work around the globe; from Minneapolis, to El Paso, to Fiji, to Ghana. Selected images will be published on-line as a collection for use in teaching and learning worldwide.


The Macalester College Digital Asset Management Group

The Digital Scholarship Initiatives are managed by the Digital Assets Management group which includes members of the Library, Media, Web Services and ITS.  For background information on these projects, please see our report in the DigitalCommons.

For Questions or More Information
Please contact:
Johan Oberg
Digital Scholarship and Services Librarian
651-696-6003

Other Resources

ArtStor
A large online collection of approximately 300,000 digital images and descriptive data, with tools for presentation or organization. More info.