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About Rensselaer Digital Collections

Posted: May 4, 2009

Rensselaer Digital Collections consist of materials of intellectual, historic and cultural value to Rensselaer in a wide variety of image, audio, video and text formats. The goals of the Digital Collections are to facilitate the preservation of these resources, to expedite research through enhanced search and retrieval, and to promote Rensselaer by providing an avenue for the dissemination of work by its faculty and students to the widest possible audience. The Digital Collections are administered by the Rensselaer Libraries in collaboration with other Rensselaer units. The system utilizes DigiTool, a content management application developed by Ex Libris Inc., that is compliant with data standards relating to the Open Archives Initiative (OAI).

Currently, the collections include Rensselaer doctoral dissertations beginning in December 2006 and Master of Science theses beginning in December 2007, selected publications and photographs from the Institute Archives and Special Collections, School of Architecture publications, recent Bachelor of Architecture 5th year projects, studio projects, and historic photographs of Armenian architecture.

Access and Permissions

Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff and have free and unlimited access to the Rensselaer Digital Collections. Many items are also available to unaffiliated researchers, but access to some items is restricted by copyright or licensing agreements. Inquiries about collections or specific items should be made to Digital Collections Support.

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