Friday, October 31, 2008

New DMR Collection: French Revolution Pamphlets Collection

The Ball State University Libraries are pleased to announce the publication of the French Revolution Pamphlets Collection in the Digital Media Repository. This collection consists of French Revolution pamphlets ranging from 1779 to 1815. Although the French Revolution happened in the decade ranging from 1789 to 1799, this collection of pamphlets documents the time leading up to the revolution through the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815).

Often privately printed due to newspaper censure by the monarchy, the pamphlets were used to disseminate information and ideals concerning nationalism, citizenship, personal freedoms, and social injustice.

The items were scanned, OCR'ed, packaged as PDFS, and uploaded to the Digital Media Repository. This collection is an example of CONTENTdm's embedded PDF interface, which allows quick scrolling, printing, and downloading of digital documents.