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Library partners with O’Collegian to present digital history

September 28, 2012
Story by Emily Nielsen, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -Hunting down back issues just got easier; the OSU Library is now hosting The Daily O’Collegian’s entire archive online.

The O’Colly archive currently contains all issues from 1895 to 2008. Issues from 2008 to the present are currently being processed, and will be uploaded when complete.

Users can search the archive by keyword, date or year. Issues and individual articles can be printed, downloaded or shared through email or social media. Users are also encouraged to add tags, ratings and comments to issues and articles.

Ray Catalino, general manager of O’Colly, approached the OSU Library about partnering to digitize the archive three years ago.

“The intent was to create a repository for the history of OSU,” Catalino said. “Pages of the O’Colly represent more than 100 years of history written as it happened, which is a unique viewpoint.”

The archive itself requires more than three terabytes of disk space. The staff of Digital Library Services, under the direction of Robin Leech, head of digital initiatives, is responsible for uploading and maintaining the collection. The O’Colly provided financial support for the project, which cost about $150,000.

To view the archive, visit http://www.library.okstate.edu/ocolly/.

If you have questions about this or other electronic library resources, contact the Digital Library Services office at 405-744-9161 or email at lib-dls@okstate.edu.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall12/ocolly.htm
Last Updated: 28 SEP 2012

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