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CONTENTdm - January's Featured Collections

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Organizations worldwide are using CONTENTdm® Digital Collection Management Software to create thousands of outstanding digital collections and to provide easy access to their unique holdings.

This month, four collections from the CONTENTdm Collection of Collections are featured on the CONTENTdm Web site. The featured collections for January are A. B. Nichols Panama Canal Collection, Sulphur Springs Collection of Pre-Nickelodeon Films, Mississippi Digital Library and Lethbridge Cenotaph Collection.

Included in the collection information below is a link to each organization’s record in the OCLC WorldCat Registry. OCLC’s WorldCat Registry allows libraries worldwide to manage and organize their data for vendors and third parties by creating and maintaining a comprehensive institutional profile in a single, Web-accessible location.

A. B. Nichols Panama Canal Collection
Linda Hall Library
A. B. Nichols Panama Canal Materials were gathered and organized during Nichols' tenure as Office Engineer. A.B. Nichols was first employed by the Isthmian Canal Commission in 1899 to survey the Nicaraguan route. In 1904, he was assigned to the Panama Canal, where he served as Assistant Engineer at the Gatun site. In 1906, he was appointed Office Engineer at Culebra Cut. The materials in these notebooks and albums were collected/created by A.B. Nichols from 1906 to 1917, though some material was added as late as 1923.

Sulphur Springs Collection of Pre-Nickelodeon Films
Southern Methodist University
The Sulphur Springs Collection of Pre-Nickelodeon Films is part of the extensive moving image holdings of the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection and contains nine short movies: two comedies and seven films depicting the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Mississippi Digital Library
Mississippi Digital Library
The Mississippi Digital Library is Mississippi's first effort to develop the infrastructure, collaboration model, standards, and workflow to support a lasting cooperative digital library program for the state. With funding awarded in December 2003 by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, the library began as a partnership between the University of Southern Mississippi, Delta State University, the University of Mississippi, Tougaloo College, Jackson State University, and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The Mississippi Digital Library contains books, pamphlets, photographs, sketches, audio recordings, manuscripts, and other primary sources related to Mississippi, its people, culture, and history.

Lethbridge Cenotaph Collection
University of Lethbridge Library
"They Never Came Home - The Lethbridge Cenotaph Project" is a collection of biographies relating to the 262 soldiers from World War I who are remembered on the cenotaph in Lethbridge, Alberta. Compiled by Brett Clifton, the biographies document their personal lives, military service, and circumstances of death. Grave photos and personal photos are included whenever possible.

These are just a few of the many outstanding digital collections created by CONTENTdm users.

If you would like to add your collections to the Collection of Collections, log in to the CONTENTdm User Support Center and follow the instructions. Be sure to submit metadata for all required fields including the Entered by field.

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