Historical Armstrong State University Records Now Available on Digital Commons@Georgia Southern
The Georgia Southern University Libraries are pleased to announce that select historical records of Armstrong State University are now available as part of the new Armstrong State University Collections on Digital Commons@Georgia Southern.
In early 2017, librarians at the Armstrong and Statesboro campuses began gathering important Armstrong documents and making a home for them on Digital Commons@Georgia Southern. We started with historic records available from the Armstrong State University website, including campus publications, athletics archives, and minutes of the Faculty Senate. These documents are now archived permanently on Digital Commons, and can be found by searching Google or by browsing from the collection homepage.
What will you find among Armstrong State University Collections currently? “Born digital” information sources that document Armstrong’s recent history. Armstrong’s Athletics Year in Review (2000-2017) highlights accomplishments of Armstrong’s athletes in tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball and more. Campus-wide publications include: Armstrong Magazine, Compass, Savannah Economic Monitor and Arboretum News. Student works such as The Philosopher’s Stone also have been added, as well as Faculty Senate minutes and speeches of past Presidents.
The ASU Collections are open-access, and the Digital Commons@Georgia Southern tracks whenever an item from the Collections is discovered and downloaded. Recently, a visitor from the Ukraine downloaded a 2014 Armstrong Faculty Senate Agenda, a visitor from Savannah looked at Armstrong Facts, and a visitor from Virginia checked the 2007 Women’s Basketball statistics! At the time of writing, materials from the Collections have been downloaded over 900 times.
Collecting Armstrong’s historical documents and processing them for the Digital Commons is an ongoing effort; check back as we continue to add materials and preserve the Armstrong story. Furthermore, if you are aware of any materials that should be considered for addition to the collection, please contact either the Lane or Henderson Libraries.
For more information, Ask Us!
- Zach S. Henderson Library: Contact the Research Services Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (912)478-5645.
- Lane Library: Contact the Reference Desk at 912-344-3026.
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