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The Digital Services unit at the University Libraries digitizes archival material and makes it accessible online, to support the teaching and research of UA faculty and students, which, in turn, furthers the mission of The University of Alabama. For information about Digital Services and our mission, you can explore the Wiki, orcontact us at

The Collections

Access digitized historical material and finding aids from the Division of Special Collections, current student research, and more.

CrowdsourcingScreenshot of transcription interface

The University Libraries invites users to help describe its archival materials through tagging photographs and transcribing documents. You can do this in the Acumen interface by clicking on the tag or document icon at the top right of the image.   Want to know more about how to add tags and transcripts? Read these informative posts on the Digital Services blog.

For Instructors

Interested in incorporating digital archival material into your course? See this LibGuide with information about digital archives and how to search them. The UA Libraries YouTube channel also has a section for Digital Services, which includes a general introduction to Acumen and two videos about how to search the digital archives in Acumen, geared to undergraduates. For more information on tutorial and instruction services for our digital archives, contact Kate Matheny, Outreach Coordinator.