Digital Initiatives began at the Sexton Design & Technology Library at Dalhousie University in 2009. Among other varied library duties, six staff members conduct digital projects for clients, as well as for the Sexton Library itself. The Sexton Library is the Dalhousie University Library serving the needs of students, faculty and practitioners in the fields of engineering, architecture, and planning. Our digital projects are devoted to the engineering, architecture, and planning subject areas.
So far, our projects range from journal open access digitization, to a digitized architectural postcard collection, to a website about new life on the HMS Titanic.
We are always looking for new projects and for new partners. If you would like to contact the digital initiatives group at the Sexton Library, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (902) 494-3255.
Open access to the digitized and keyword searchable issues of the Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada.
Digitized postcards collected by Halifax architect Andrew Randall Cobb (1876-1943), while he toured England and Europe in the early 20 century.Cobb Postcard Collection
A website guiding visitors from familiar cultural knowledge about the RMS Titanic, to its modern context as deep ocean wreck, and ground zero for Dalhousie Universitys Dr. Henrietta Manns research on the Halamonas titanicae bacterium and on rusticles formed by the bacterium.New Life on the Titanic