News and announcements pertaining to the University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections and the Digital Initiatives Program.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

We've Moved

We are now on the University of Washington Blog Network!! 

Our new URL is

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mountains & Mountaineerig Digital Resources

Visit the portal for digital resources about mountains and mountaineering in Special Collections at the University of Washington. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Digital Collections Changes

On Tuesday, March 25 the Libraries Digital Collections site moved from CONTENTdm 5.4 to CONTENTdm 6.7. Our Digital Collections will look and behave differently with this move. Our end-users will see many improvements including:
  • improved search capabilities including faceted searching,
  • modern social features of commenting, rating, and social media integration,
  • improved page navigation in compound documents including a page-flip feature,
  • intuitive zooming and panning of large images
As of March 25th the official URL will be however, all of our previous URLs will forward to the new site so people with bookmarks and such should still be able to access the collections via these old links.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Medieval and Historical Manuscripts Collection

Our small collection of medieval books and fragments includes pages ("leaves") from books typically found in medieval libraries during the periods known as the High Middle Ages (1000–1300 CE) and Late Middle Ages (1300-1500 CE.) Most of our manuscripts were produced in the great centers of manuscript production in France, Flanders, and Italy. A few others come from Germany, Spain, and England. Some are text-only pages, some filled with music, others with splendid decorations.

Detail from Antiphonary fragment, late 14th/15th cent.
Detail from Antiphonary fragment, late 14th/15th cent.

Visit the online collection at