Libraries exhibit showcases digitized collections

July 25, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- “Libraries of the Future: Digitized Collections,” an exhibition, is on display through Sept. 4 in Sidewater Commons, 102 Pattee Library. Penn State University Libraries' Digitized Collections, numbering nearly 100, cover a wide range of subject areas, including agriculture, the Civil War era, geology and geography of Pennsylvania, labor history, Pennsylvania history, Penn State history and political protest. Thousands of fascinating images and documents, from blueprints to bookplates, and from diaries to published academic research comprise the collections, many of which were digitized from holdings in The Eberly Family Special Collections Library. Most of the collections are publicly available.

The exhibit is divided into 13 categories — books, correspondence, exhibits, image collections, indexes, journals, manuscripts, maps, multimedia, newspapers, student scholarships, thematic collections and yearbooks.

The exhibition is open during normal operating hours for Pattee and Paterno Library, available on the Web at or 814-865-3063.

For more information about the Digitized Collections, go to

Questions about the exhibition can be addressed to Jenna Gill, exhibit coordinator, 814-865-9406.

If you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please call Public Relations and Marketing at 814-863-4240, during normal business hours.

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Last Updated July 26, 2013