Digital Scholarship Center
The Digital Scholarship Center is responsible for the digitization, preservation and access to digital collections in the Library, including items from Library Special Collections and SF State Masters Theses and Dissertations.
About the Digital Scholarship Center
After the completion of the Library Building Project in 2012, the electronic course reserves component of the Reserve Book Room separated from traditional course reserves and became the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC). Shortly after opening, the DSC, while still maintaining electronic course reserves until 2018, began managing SF State's institutional repository (ScholarWorks) and the digital asset management system (CONTENTdm).
Work began on populating the IR with the backlog of close to 2,000 theses and dissertations placed in storage during the library closure (2008-2012). Since then, over 4,000 items have been housed in ScholarWorks, many of them electronic theses and dissertations that were individually scanned and optimized by DSC staff. In addition to electronic theses and dissertations, the DSC also began creating digital surrogates of primary sources from the Library’s Special Collections & Archives, housing and displaying many rare books, student strike ephemera, and photographs in CONTENTdm.
The DSC moved to LIB 360 in early 2020. With the new space's much larger footprint, we are able to find more creative and more permanent solutions for our equipment. The space also expands capacity for training sessions revolving around digital scholarship and open knowledge.
Frank V. de Bellis Collection
The Frank V. de Bellis Collection is a library-museum of Italian authors and subjects representing the civilization of ancient to modern Italy, particularly in the areas of history, literature, the fine and applied graphic arts, and music.
- Il Ciro: Arie del Bononcini
- [Oath of Allegiance of the Members of the Maggior Consiglio of Venice] and [Oath of Andrea Contarini, Doge of Venice 1368-1383].
- Madama Butterfly: tragedia giapponese
- Lute tablature, Italian, 17th century [Intabulaturea Italiana per liuto]
Labor Archives and Research Center
The Labor Archives and Research Center preserves the rich, lively labor history of the San Francisco Bay Area. The Center collects union records, personal papers, scrapbooks, photographs, posters, oral histories, film, video, and artifacts documenting local working people and labor organizations. Founded in 1985 by trade union leaders, historians, and university administrators, the Labor Archives is a unit of the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University.
- Evan C. "Slim" Lambert Oral History
- Evan C. ""Slim"" Lambert Oral History
- Group standing in line, Farmworkers Weekend, Los Angeles, Calif., United Farm Workers (UFW)
- People in meeting room, Farmworkers Weekend, Los Angeles, Calif., United Farm Workers (UFW)
- Unidentified man, Farmworkers Weekend, Los Angeles, Calif.,United Farm Workers (UFW)
ScholarWorks Digital Repository
- Revisionary temporal experiences : how a recognition of tachpsychia in verse alters interpretation
- Trade war with China
- Natural chimerism in the invasive colonial ascidian Didemnum vexillum
- Examining authorship and identity through the player-avatar relationship in video games
- Testimonios of undocumented students in higher education : A Critical Latina Feminist Phenomenology
Special Collection and Rare Books
The Special Collections for the J. Paul Leonard Library contain a variety of materials deemed by subject selectors to need special housing, which support University curriculum, including rare books and manuscripts, collections of artist books and small press books that spotlight local poets as well as the Marguerite Archer Collection of Historic Children’s Materials.
- Michael and Anne in the Yosemite Valley
- Out of the Desert
- O. K. Baseball Scorer
- Graphic Scenes Kickapoo Indian Life in the South and West
- The History of Mr. Fantom, the New-Fashioned Philosopher, and his Man William
The 1968-1969 San Francisco State College Strike Collection
The University Archives serves as the collective memory of San Francisco State University containing unique and original source material of our University's colorful history.
- Hayakawa: The Semantics of Strikebreaking
- Rain Fails to Dampen Strike!
- Promise them anything, but give them a shuck
- Warning-Beware of Fanatics Mascarading [sic] as College Presidents
- Strike Continues / Solidarity Growing