Rutgers University is expanding its digital library with a collection of books and videos.
The Rutgers Library System announced today it has begun a digitization project of its library, called the Rutgers Library Digital Library, which aims to bring its historic collections to life.
Rutgers Libraries is one of several universities, including Yale, New York University, and Cornell, to be digitized in the Rutgers Digital Library project, which is funded by the state of New Jersey.
The new Rutgers Library library will bring Rutgers’ collection of more than 4,000 historic books, pamphlets, maps, and other digital materials to life, Rutgers Libraries vice president of digital operations Michael Bower said in a statement.
This project marks a new chapter in Rutgers’ history.
More than 70 years ago, Rutgers launched its library in the same building as the New York Public Library, and the library was a fixture of the Rutgers campus for decades.
“This digital library project will not only help us preserve and preserve our heritage, but it will also bring a wealth of new knowledge to the Rutgers community,” Bower added.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is one Rutgers institution to be digitalized in a similar manner.
The school’s library, which opened in 1960, is the largest library in New York state and one of only two remaining in the nation.
The library has more than 40,000 books and more than 100,000 pamphlets and maps.
It also holds the largest collection of photographs in New Jersey, Bower noted.
Rosteau College is a Rutgers institution, as is Rutgers-Newark.
Rutgers is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.