The Special Collections Research Center Digital Services implements digital preservation and access initiatives that support student success and creative and scholarly research. These initiatives include digitization of rare and unique collections and publications, management of born-digital resources, and administration of several online databases and digital libraries. Digital Services also manages system infrastructure, generates metadata, and develops tools and interfaces for digital preservation and access.
Digital Lab 110 Margaret I. King Library University of Kentucky Libraries Lexington, KY 40506-0039
Special Collections Research Center Online Resources
Explore UK: Features a growing collection of digital objects created from the rare and unique holdings of the University of Kentucky Libraries and its campus partners.
John C. Wyatt Lexington Herald-Leader Photographs: over 10,000 digitized photographic images spanning the years 1939-1960s. The LHL photographs are an unparalleled source of photographic evidence of the many historical, cultural, and industrial changes that have shaped Lexington and its surrounding region.
The Lomax Kentucky Recordings: Search and listen to documentary sound recordings of rural Kentucky music made by ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax between 1933-1942.
James Still Correspondence Database: Lists letters received by Still and, in some cases, copies of his outgoing correspondence. Entries include such information as the date and place from which a letter was sent, its sender (correspondent), and Still's relationship with that person (when known).
Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection: Topical lists of collection guides and digitized materials from the Special Collections Research Center documenting the culture and history of Appalachia. [currently under construction]