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New digital collections available in SearchWorks

Album A: Photographs of China's natural landscapes, urban scenes, cultural landmarks, social customs, and people.

Fourteen new digital collections representing content from SUL, Image, Video and Multimedia Systems - Stanford University and Hoover Archives, are now available in SearchWorks. These collections take advantage of recently released SearchWorks functionality that provides researchers with new rich discovery and access capabilities for finding and working with digital collection content. In addition to the 11 collections from Stanford University Archives that Daniel Hartwig blogged about, researchers may now discover:

Hoover Archives

Francis E. Stafford photographs, 1909-1933 - Photographs of scenes in China.

Archive of Recorded Sound (ARS)

Rigler-Deutsch Computer Tapes - ARS.0105

Documentation pertaining to efforts in 2013 to capture the contents of 31 vintage computer tapes containing data from the Rigler and Deutsch Index of Recorded Sound (RDI), a union catalog of 78-rpm disc holdings from several major research libraries, including the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, produced in 1985. Also included is a copy of the final report from the original RDI project.

Image, Video and Multimedia Systems - Stanford University

Research Datasets for Image, Video, and Multimedia Systems Group at Stanford

We make available the datasets commonly used in the research activities of the Image, Video, and Multimedia Systems group at Stanford.

The integration of digital collections into SearchWorks means that items from collections containing digital material can be discovered in the course of searching and browsing through the totality of Stanford's library catalog. For example, a search on the "burning of San Francisco" will not only turn up books, videos and conference proceedings, but also a digitized 1906 lithograph of the city burning from the Reid Dennis collection. In addition, because each collection item links to its parent collection within SearchWorks, researchers can easily discover and browse through entire digital collections, such as this set of 1,402 portraits from the Leon Kolb collection of portraits just by discovering any item from the collection.

Prior to this major SearchWorks enhancement, our digital collections were available either through special digital collections web sites, such as  or through PURL (persistent URL) pages for individual objects, such as this 18th century map of California as an Island The integration of digital collections into SearchWorks is a significant enhancement to scholars' abilities to view items in context and for discovering related items, regardless of format.

For more information on depositing materials into the Stanford Digital Repository, check out our new website. For questions or additional information about the Stanford Digital Repository service, email