Staying current with the digitized McGregor Library

Digital Production Group (DPG) has now digitized over 200 items on early European exploration of the Americas from the Tracy W. McGregor Library of American History.  With more in progress, you may wonder the best way to find all these digitized treasures and keep track of this constantly growing collection. To facilitate this we recently added a facet, a custom search statement, to the UVa Library catalog that points directly to the McGregor Digital Collection.

Here are two links to this new feature:

  1. The Bitly shortened URL to McGregor Digital Collection items in the Digital Library:  http://bit.ly/1O3JynT
  2. The full URL to the McGregor Digital Collectionhttp://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog?complete=true&f%5Bdigital_collection_facet%5D%5B%5D=McGregor+Grant+Collection&facet.limit=500&id=digital_collection_facet&search_field=keyword&sort=year_multisort_i+desc&sort_key=published&width=490

 

Screenshot of Virgo catalog Limit Results option

The McGregor search facet is only one of many such options in the Virgo catalog.  To view others, go to Virgo catalog advanced search, then explore the “Limit Results” options. The McGregor Digital Collection is listed, logically, under Digital Collection.

Title Page to first volume of Theodori de Bry Great Voyages series published 1590

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As a preview of one recently added volume, here’s the title page to the first part of the Latin edition of Theodor de Bry’s Great Voyages, illustrated with impressive copper engravings. We’ll be writing more about this series when digitization of all 13 volumes is complete.