Digital Library: Villanova

Villanova Digital Library:

Andrew Nagy of xml4lin announces:
The staff of Falvey Memorial Library proudly announces the grand opening of the Villanova University Digital Library.
The Digital Library is a repository of many digitized items from our Special Collections as well as other donated items and partnering institutions. The repository was developed by library staff and built from an open source platform. The repository uses a native XML database, eXist, to store and organize our digital objects encoded in the METS format. The web site allows for users to search and view all of the items stored in the repository by using many of the wonderful XML technologies such as XQuery and XSLT.
Noteworthy initial digital collections include: the complete collection of Cuala Press Broadsides, notable as a primary source for many folk songs and for the illustrations of Jack Yeats – brother of the Poet laureate; a signed and edited copy of Memoranda During the War by Walt Whitman; personal letters and books from the Joseph McGarrity Collection dealing with Irish and Irish-American History, an illuminated manuscript of selections from the Holy Koran, and plenty more!

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