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The Smith College Libraries Special Collections is pleased to provide reproductions of our textual, visual and audio materials, when such reproductions will not damage the original, violate copyright, or violate any restrictions imposed by the donor. Special Collections provides copies of materials to facilitate private study, scholarship, or research. We welcome you to use materials in our collections that are in the public domain and to make fair use of copyrighted materials as defined by copyright law.

Alumnae Oral Histories

1940-1949

Scroll down within the video playlist below to view the full videos from alumnae who graduated in this decade.

Digital Preservation

What is Digital Preservation?

Digital preservation is the active management of digital content over time. It combines policies, strategies and actions to ensure access to reformatted and born digital content regardless of the challenges of media failure and technological change. The goal of digital preservation is the accurate rendering of authenticated content.  [from American Library Association and Library of Congress]

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Mortimer Rare Book Room History

Rare Books Defined

In the 1980s, curator of rare books Ruth Mortimer created a list of definitions or guidelines for both readers and possible donors to the Rare Book Room. The handout included this caveat: Rare books, by their nature, do not adapt well to definition … The pleasure of collecting rare books lies in assessing the peculiarities of each volume. The current rare book collection contains items ranging in date from approximately 3,000 B.C.

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