Digital and Special Collections

Digital & Special Collections promotes the use of Colby’s rare books, literary manuscripts and college archives and develops sustainable and accessible online platforms for the college’s scholarly, creative and historical materials.
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Articles, books, audio, video, images and more.

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Books and other materials from Colby, Bates and Bowdoin.

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Colby, Bates, Bowdoin, Middlebury, Wellesley, and Williams

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Academic and public libraries in Maine

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Titles (A-Z) of journals to which Colby subscribes with links to their contents.

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Lists of our electronic databases, with links for access.

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Request a book, chapter, journal article, or thesis that Colby does not own or check the status of your requests.

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Easily search for articles across thousands of sources.

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Lists of our electronic databases, with links for access.

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Digital repository of books, and primary resources from around the world. More detailed information and help.

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Digital repository of journals, newspapers, theses, archives and government publications from the U.S. and developing regions. For assistance, contact a research librarian.

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Guides to scholarly resources, vetted and organized by subject specialists.

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Digital collections unique to Colby. Includes, honors theses, student capstone work, faculty scholarship, college records, campus history, etc.

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Images, photographs, and works of art from the Colby Museum of Art and academic departments.

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Indexes to our archival and manuscript collections.

  • Collections

    Explore our fabulous physical and digital collections, in a variety of formats, that connect with the Colby curriculum across the four divisions.

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  • Services

    We provide a robust archives education program, on-demand scanning services and digital file management expertise, on-site research assistance, and special collections tours and exhibitions.

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  • Spaces

    Special Collections offers contemplative rooms for archival labs, research, events and quiet study. The Digital Production Center has state-of-the-art equipment to meet scanning and other digitization needs.

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  • About

    The Digital & Special Collections mission, our locations, policies, and staff contact information.

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Archives Education Librarian

Erin Rhodes, Archives Education Librarian

Erin Rhodes

Colbiana & Finding Aids Coordinator

Jim Merrick, Colbiana and Finding Aids Coordinator

Jim Merrick

Digital Production Coordinator

Larry Brown, Digital Production Coordinator

Larry Brown

Asst. Dir. for Digital Collections

Martin Kelly, Assistant Director for Digital Collections

Marty Kelly

Visual Resources Curator

Maggie Libby, Visual Resources Curator

Maggie Libby

Asst. Dir. for Special Collections

Pat Burdick, Assistant Director for Special Collections

Pat Burdick