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Take a Virtual Walk Down Memory Lane with Digitized Shepherd Memorabilia

Scarborough Library has embarked on an exciting initiative to digitize past issues of Shepherd’s yearbook, The Cohongoroota, the school newspaper, The Pickett, and course catalogs from 1873-2011. Funded by the Scarborough Society, the project will allow alumni, Emeritus faculty, staff, and many others to access these valuable resources from anywhere. And it’s only the beginning.

“The Special Collections contains many other historical resources that may be digitized in the future for easy online access,” says Ann Watson, Dean of Libraries. “Christine Toms, who oversees our Special Collections, has done a fantastic job of spearheading this project. She and I will continue to work together to identify future resources to be digitized.” Ann added that the initiative is a major step into the 21st century for Scarborough Library.

The digitization project was a collaborative effort between the library and Lyrasis Digitization Collaborative, a non-profit membership association that works closely with library and cultural heritage organizations to create, access, and manage information, with an emphasis on digital content. Individuals may access the newly digitized collections via the Scarborough Library’s Special Collections.