Tagged: Special Collections

Special Collections Workshops

Workshops provided by Atkins Library Digital Scholarship Lab.  Click HERE for a full list of DSL workshops offered this semester.

Incorporating Special Collections Content into your Digital Scholarship
Atkins Library has splendid collection of rare books, manuscripts, university archives, oral histories, and local documents, and born-digital materials that are available for use by researchers.  These sessions provide an overview of our collections for researchers seeking original research materials for research and for use in digital scholarship projects.





Virtual Comics Exhibit

Heroes and Villains: Silver Age Comics Exhibit

Heroes and Villains: Silver Age Comics Exhibit, Atkins Library Special Collections

Marc Bess, Director of Usability at the Atkins Library Digital Scholarship Lab, used Omeka to create a virtual exhibit of Silver Age superhero comic books from the Atkins Library Special Collections.  The exhibit particularly highlights comics of the era published by industry leaders DC Comics and Marvel Comics.  Selected comics from the collection will also be on display at Atkins Library later in the semester.

UNC Charlotte faculty members and graduate students can use Omeka to create digital exhibits and collections with primary source material from Atkins Library Special Collections. 

Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Omeka is designed with non-IT specialists in mind, allowing users to focus on content and interpretation rather than programming.

REGISTER NOW for a hands-on workshop!

  • Thursday, September 20, Atkins 273, 11 am – 12 pm, Register
  • Thursday, November 15, Atkins 273, 3 – 4 pm, Register

Special Collections in the Classroom

Atkins Library subject librarians collaborate with Atkins Library Special Collections to support a range of disciplines, including History, Education, and more.  Consider creating an assignment that allows students to explore the collection.  Contact your subject librarian to schedule an instruction session, or to brainstorm ideas for an assignment.

To learn more about what is available in the collection, please contact outreach librarian for Special Collections, Denelle Eads, or attend one of the following workshops (open to faculty and graduate students).

African American History

Friday, September 21 (Atkins Library 10th floor), 11 am – 12 pm, Register

History of Education (CMS, Charlotte College, and UNC Charlotte)

Tuesday, October 16 (Atkins Library 10th floor), 10 – 11 am, Register

Children’s Literature

Monday, October 29 (Atkins Library 10th floor), 3 – 4 pm, Register

Historic Charlotte (Mills, Race Relations, Religion, Business & Industry)

Wednesday, November 14 (Atkins Library 10th floor), 3 – 4 pm, Register