Information Update - Spring 2008

Digitalization Project Continues

The ability to move among resources and follow a trail within your research is an important part of Library use.  During the Fall 2006 semester, with the Systems and Software Resources (SSR) Department under the direction of Bob Collins, the Library undertook several projects to facilitate access to its resources..
The Library's digitization projects mentioned in the preceding issue of this newsletter are progressing nicely. Over 2,000 images from the University's collection of materials have been scanned and some have made their way to the AccessPA Digital Repository ( for the world to see. That website includes some of our photographs of University buildings, personalities, and events, as well as some of our Senior Honors Projects and Masters' Theses. Some of our images were selected by current Student Government officers for their annual University of Scranton calendar.
As the scanning and creation of metadata (cataloging) of the images continue, staff members who are working on the project are finding little mysteries in trying to identify the people and places in the photographs (Memo to Self: identify those loose photos in your own collections so that future generations will know those facts).
Who am I?
For example, in this photograph-Who is this gentleman and why is he sitting in front of the Hannan dormitory? He's certainly not Bishop Hannan!
University's Marching Band
Did you know that the University had a marching band that marched in parades and played at football games?
Gunster Student Center
The Gunster Student Center has been a topic of interest in its days before demolition. This is what it looked like when it was first constructed. Notice there is a patio before the addtion of the third floor cafeteria.
Eleven Iron Men
Football? Who were the Eleven Iron Men?
Margaret Craft