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Updates from Digital Consulting & Production Services (DCAPS) – August 2017

August 2017

Cornell University Library, a pioneer in the creation and management of digital resources, has assembled a team of experts to support digital scholarship initiatives for Cornell’s faculty, staff and community partners. Specializing in high-end digitizationmetadata customization and creation, and online delivery, the DCAPS staff is recognized worldwide for creating innovative collections in support of instructional and research activities. Whether you are seeking to digitize content for a class, or looking to push the envelope on new modes of scholarly communication, DCAPS is here to help.


A warm welcome to the incoming class of 2021! We hope all of your semesters are off to a good start.

This year’s awards for the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts & Sciences have been announced and you can read about them in the Cornell Chronicle. There were over a dozen fabulous projects that were proposed, so thank you to all that were involved in the application process. This year’s awards include the first to a graduate student application, which is exciting.  Learn more about the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences.

 DCAPS has added digital forensics to its services, which includes forensic analysis of older media types, such as floppy discs, CD-ROMs, hard drives and other digital files. This is all part of our new Audiovisual Preservation Lab located in 214 Olin Library, where we routinely digitize and offer consulting for media projects and publications. For more information, please contact

Service Reminder

The Arts & Sciences Teaching Digitization program offers free digitization of teaching materials for faculty and instructors in the College of Arts & Sciences in a variety of formats, including AV material, slides, photographs, etc. The program aims to support the teaching mission of the Arts & Sciences faculty. (Please inquire at  Learn more about Arts & Sciences Teaching Digitization.

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Featured Collections

Digitizing Tell en-Naṣbeh (Biblical Mizpah of Benjamin)

Tell en-Naṣbeh, ancient Mizpah of Benjamin, is located 12 km north of Jerusalem in the West Bank. Approximately two thirds of this three hectare, primarily Iron Age, site was excavated by a team from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA, between 1926–1935 under the direction of W. F. Badé. Tell en-Naṣbeh is one of the most broadly excavated sites in the southern Levant, making it of great importance for those interested in studying house construction, settlement planning and social organization. The full set of 1:100 plans has, until now, only been available to those able to travel to Berkeley. 50 of the plans are now available online, thanks to funding from the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences.

Latin American Journals Project

The Latin American Journals Project was established by Tom McEnaney (former Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Cornell) in collaboration with Cornell University Library’s Digital Consulting & Production Services in order to provide a hub for scholars across the globe to more easily access literary and cultural journals published in the Hispanophone Caribbean and Latin America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Punk Flyers

This project involves the digitization of a collection of 1,800 punk music flyers owned by Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. The resulting digital collection will make a significant body of unique, ephemeral materials broadly available to scholars interested in the development of punk and post-punk music, culture, aesthetics, fashion, and politics from the late 1970s through the early 2000s. A selection of flyers is currently available online.


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