Recently, the renewed website 'Digital collections of the University of Groningen' was launched. A new lay-out has been implemented, and thousands of new digital images were added to the database.
The image database gives access to the digitised heritage of the University of Groningen and contains more than 65,000 images and digital reproductions of pieces from the historical research colections of the University of Groningen. The site contains fabulous material, among which photos of churches, historical maps, historical pictures of archaeological sites as well as beautifully designed book covers and old manuscripts.
The images are complemented with descriptions of the photo's, books and objects, and grouped by type of material or subject. They can be selected alphabetically of chronologically by various criteria. Descriptions are mostly in English; items with Dutch texts are described in Dutch.All items within a collection can be shown by clicking the options 'Browse the collection'.
All items are shown in JPEG format. Most can be used freely. Photos from the University Library collection can be ordered in higher resolutions suitable for publication. For images from the collection of the Groningen Institute for Archaeology, a seperate arrangement applies.
There is now a contemplation room available at the UB City Centre.
The Société bibliographique de France, a French society of book researchers and book historians, interviewed our curator Alisa van de Haar about the Groningen Special Collections department. In the (French language) interview, Van de Haar talks about...
Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie
has published a new special issue "Research Tutorials
by Dutch-speaking researchers abroad, part II ".