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 Digital Resources
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.
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.
Kentucky National Digital Newspaper Program: Documents Kentucky’s role in the National Digital Newspaper Program, whose mission is to fund and make available online historic newspapers from all fifty U.S. States and its territories.
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).
The mission of the Special Collections Research Center is to locate and preserve materials documenting the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Materials are acquired regardless of format and include both primary and secondary sources; Kentuckiana is collected comprehensively. Special Collections maintains the records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. As part of the mission, the Special Collections Research Center advances and supports the research, teaching, and scholarship of the University and beyond by preserving and providing access to its holdings.