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Angelus Studio Photographs in Oregon Digital

Oregon Digital has recently added 740 new photographs from the University of Oregon Libraries’ Angelus Studio Photographs collection (PH037). These photographs are now available to browse in our digital collections.

The Angelus Studio was a professional photographic company located in Portland, Oregon that operated between 1880s-1940s. The collection provides documentation of Oregon including the city of Portland, events and landmarks, construction projects such as the Columbia River Highway, and commercial operations and industry.

Early automobile with large sail wings attached to it labeled 'Moon Car'
Moon Car, PH037_b142_MC00186, Angelus Studio Photographs, University of Oregon Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR.

New Digital Collection: John Yeon Drawings

Special Collections and University Archives and Oregon Digital have recently published the John Yeon architectural drawing digital collection featuring the work of Oregon architect John Yeon (1910-1994).

Residential house plan.
Series LIX: Watzek House, Portland, OR, 1937, Coll 333, University of Oregon Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR.

Yeon was an Oregon architect, landscape architect, and conservationist best known for his role in developing the Northwest regional architectural style. The collection consists of architectural drawings for projects, both built and unrealized, including plans, sections, elevations, details, tracings, and blueprints.

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Promoting SCUA Archival Collections with the Semantic Web

In the summer of 2014, Oregon Digital, the joint digital collections of the University of Oregon (UO) and Oregon State University (OSU) migrated from CONTENTdm to a Hydra-based digital asset management system. This migration also included the transformation of the legacy metadata into Linked Open Data (LOD), which allows for data in our digital collections to communicate with the “Web of Data” by “linking” resources and creating relationships with other LOD on the Semantic Web. Over 30,000 digitized archival items from SCUA were included in this migration and transformation and now benefit from the metadata enrichment, promotion, and access of LOD.



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