Friday, September 26, 2008

Google Maps Available for Muncie Sanborn® Collection

The Muncie Sanborn® Fire Insurance Map Collection now has an interactive twist! Using Google Maps, users can now easily visualize the locations shown on these maps from 1883-1911. Clicking on the colored sections of each zoomable map takes you to that digital record in the DMR. Thanks to members of Archives and Special Collections, GRMC, and LITS for making this useful tool available.

Contact Angie Gibson, GIS Specialist, for more information.

Check it out here: http://libx.bsu.edu/cdm4/sanborn_google.php

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Browse A-Z, by Subject/Geographic Area, Department or Format

Recently added to the new DMR interface are several different ways to browse over 50 unique collections: A-Z, the default, shows thumbnail views from the collection. Subject/Geographic Area, Department, and Format all offer expandable and collapsable lists to organize the collections into logical categories. A cookie lets the DMR remember your preferred sorting method, and will open that view when you return, all making it easier for the you to find what you are looking for!