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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for July 30, 2016:  Closed

Digital Services

About

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.

Contact Information

Sarah Dorpinghaus, Director of Digital Services

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.

Notable Kentucky African Americans Database: Offers biographical and historical information about African Americans in and from Kentucky, including places and events.

SPOKEdb: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History: Database of UK Libraries oral history holdings, including digitized oral histories, transcripts, and indexes.

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). 

University of Kentucky Libraries Microfilm Holdings Database: Provides access to the University of Kentucky's holdings of microfilm masters, including newspapers as well as other primary sources.

 


Our Mission

Special Collections Research Center is home to UK Libraries' collection of rare books, Kentuckiana, the University Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.

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.

Associate Dean Deirdre A. Scaggs

Materials in Special Collections do not circulate.

Access to materials provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.


Campus Mail Code: 0039


For Research or Collections-related Inquiries

Breckinridge Research Room
Phone:
(859) 257-8611

Fax: (859) 257-6311

Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu


General Information


Mailing Address:
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039


Delivery Address:
179 Funkhouser Drive
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039


Emergency Vehicle Response Location:
179 Funkhouser