- The University of Alabama Libraries
- Special Collections
- Digital Services
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Access digitized historical material and finding aids from the Division of Special Collections, current student research, and more.
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.
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.
Experience various online exhibits
developed by the Division of Special Collections, including the most recent, about life in the mining camps of early 20th c. Birmingham.
Keep up with Digital Services’ latest projects and collections by following our Blog
. We’re also on Facebook
, and HistoryPin
See the Genealogy Resources at UA
page for links to digital resources, including digitized items and digital finding aids.