An OCLC 1) product, CONTENTdm is a digital collections management tool. It allows libraries to upload virtually any kind of digitized content and create a collection that is accessible across the web.

This assignment was an exercise in creating digital collections, handling metadata, and in digitizing text. A subject was chosen for our own individual collections, and 5 objects were selected to be added to that collection 2).

I chose the topic of “Cookery of the Deep South” and created my CONTENTdm page. You can view my small collection here. Below, you will find a brief summary of the collection and its purpose.

“Cookery of the Deep South” is a mixed-media collection of items related to the American South’s rich culinary heritage. This collection of photographs, books, menus, interviews, and collected recipes offer a glimpse of not only the traditional foods of the area, but also the culture, people, and philosophies that make the South what it is.

You can also click on the below images to navigate directly to their listings in the collection.

1) Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
2) required objects included an audio interview, a digitized piece of text, and a photograph