UT library online resource recognized

August 23, 2013 | News, UToday, Library
By Samantha Watson



One of the digital collections of The University of Toledo Libraries has been recognized as noteworthy.

Each week, the Internet Scout Research Group releases The Scout Report: a list of the research collections with the best content, authority, information maintenance, presentation, availability and cost. UT’s Downtown Toledo Associates Records were featured in the July 5 report.

“It is nice to know that our work is getting recognized,” said Arjun Sabharwal, UT digital initiatives librarian. “It’s another opportunity for us to show what we have to offer.”

These records, cared for by the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections for more than three decades, detail the Downtown Toledo Associates from 1955 to 1978. The goal of the association was to clean up downtown Toledo and revitalize the area.

The records were featured in the Canaday Center’s “Wholly Toledo: The Business and Industry That Shaped the City,” which was on display in the center from November 2010 to November 2011. A digital version of the exhibit can be seen at libraryexhibits.utad.utoledo.edu/WTX.

This is the second Scout Report that included a UT resource; the other was Toledo’s Attic — Toledo’s and northwest Ohio’s virtual museum with a focus on the region’s commercial, industrial and social history from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. It is available at toledosattic.org.

To search the Toledo Downtown Associates Records, visit http://utole.do/downtownassociates or access the entire collection at the Canaday Center, located on the fifth floor of Carlson Library on UT’s Main Campus.