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Updates from Digital Consulting & Production Services (DCAPS) – January 2018


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Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts & Sciences

We are pleased to announce the ninth round of the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, a program funded by the College and coordinated by the Library. The goal is to build enduring digital resources in support of scholarly and teaching activities in the College of Arts and Sciences, and at Cornell in general.

This program is open to all Arts and Sciences faculty and post-A exam graduate students.
Express initial interest by February 16, 2018 | Application deadline is March 16, 2018

See list of past awards.



Through the Arts & Sciences Teaching Digitization program, Cornell University Library will digitize various material types in support of teaching, for instructors within the College of Arts & Sciences. This service includes metadata creation and online delivery of images, audiovisual, and other visual resources. This is a free service to the College faculty and researcher, and aims to support the teaching mission. For more information, please contact us at


Featured Collections

U.S. President’s Railroad Commission Photographs

The U.S. Presidential Railroad Commission was established by executive order in 1960 to consider a disagreement between railroad carriers and their union-represented employees. To support the position that firemen were necessary to have aboard diesel locomotives, unions asked members to document their workplaces. These photographs present us with a remarkably complete picture of the railroad industry at that time, as well as the surrounding towns and cities serviced by the railroads.
This collection is housed within the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, and was processed and digitized with the help of generous funding from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).



Vicos Collection

The Vicos Collection documents collaboration between North American social scientists and some 360 peasant households in the northern Peruvian highlands between 1952 and 1965, illuminating critical variables of cultural change in the region. This digital collection includes over 2,000 images and papers selected from the Allan R. Holmberg Collection on Peru, which is housed in the University Archives in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. |


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