The Foundry Digital Collaborations

Curate, collaborate, share!

These projects are born from our mission to transform creative ideas and information into initiatives that forward teaching, research and learning at the University and beyond. The Foundry highlights Libraries' work with a range of partners using the resources, collections and expertise in our institution.

Scan of a beaver skull specimen from the Natural History Museum collections

Natural History Museum specimen scans

This collaborative project brings together materials from the Museum of Natural History and the 3D imaging expertise of DeLaMare Library. The collection includes a variety of specimens that have been selected from the Museum's collections and scanned by a joint team from both institutions.

Image of Gernika after the bombing.

Documenting the Bombing of Gernika

This website compiles a variety of resources related to the bombing of Gernika in 1937. Its main component is a history of the bombing and its antecedents by Dr. Xabier Irujo. Additional resources include a digital exhibit and downloadable materials.

The website is a collaborative effort of the William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies, the Digital Services of the University Libraries, and the Jon Bilbao Basque Library of the University of Nevada, Reno.

James Edward Church leaving a cabin on one of his snow surveys.

Digitizing the Church collection snow surveys

This collection contains the papers, notebooks, and photographs of James Edward Church, who was a professor of Classics at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the man known as the "father of snow science" because of the snow sampler and snow surveying methods he developed. The digitization project draws from expertise throughout the Libraries and involves a close collaboration with the Church family.

Public domain image of a stereographic viewer.

Remix and reuse

January 1st not only marked the beginning of a new year, it also marked the moment that thousands of creative works published in 1926 entered the public domain. Among the works entering the public domain this year are pieces by Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, Faulkner, Agatha Christie and A.A. Milne, author of the much beloved book, Winnie-the-Pooh.

Hand-drawn map from the collection.

Washoe County Recorder

Preserved as part of a "public-public" partnership between the Washoe Washoe County Recorder and the Libraries, this collection includes a variety of official records, including land transactions, homestead claims, land surveys, liens, cemetery plots, court judgments, and women’s property.

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University Libraries
MARS space located in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Special Collections & University Archives
Miners posing in front of mining equipment
DeLaMare Library
Project in the DeLaMare Makerspace.