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Digital Collections at NMSU

A guide to the digital collections available through the New Mexico State University Library, background on the collections, and general information regarding digital collections.

Teaching with Digital Collections - An Introduction

A variety of primary and secondary source documents on multiple topics are available for teaching and learning through the New Mexico State University Library (NMSU). Many of the items in the digital collections are part of NMSU Library’s Archives and Specials Collections.

Use the links below to learn more about teaching with digital collections. Consult the Lesson Plans tab for ideas on using digital collections in your classroom.  We are available to help you use digitized and born-digital collections in order to meet a wide variety of learning goals. If you have questions, ideas or want to learn more about using NMSU’s digital collections, please contact the Digital Projects Collections Team directly.

Understanding Digital Collections, Images, and Facsimiles in Context

Introduce your students to Archives & Special Collections and primary source research online. Use digital collections and surrogates to help students understand the context of a digital source, engage with data, and make connections between digital materials and course themes.

Primary Source Literacy, Document Analysis, and Transcription

Use primary source sets for students to interpret and engage in document analysis, build narrative between sources, and contribute to scholarly communications through transcription, annotation, and other activities.

Data and Digital Humanities Tools

Using data visualization and textual analysis tools students can create interactive methods to learn from collections, leverage voices often lost in the archive, and foster a better understanding of the context of a collection.

The NMSU Library makes its collection images available for any lawful purpose without licensing or permission fees to the library.