In preparation for the exhibit "Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork" ii
partnered with the University of Florida Libraries' Digital Library Center to provil
hibit. The Digital Library Center provided imaging support by photographing eac
tal package which would simulate museum viewing by allowing each object to b~
can also be enlarged to show detail giving scholars, researchers and the public c
ting; the ability to inspect even the smallest stitch or tiniest bead. These images, (
freely available online to anyone with an Internet connection.
To further support the exhibit, the Digital Library Center scanned related images
tographs from Z.J.S. Ndimande & Son which were donated by researcher Frank.
museum and library materials for exploration, innovation, and research, the Digit
digitize scholarly research on African Beadwork.
Both institutions benefited greatly from this collaboration. The proiect allowed th
As the largest information resource system in the state of
Florida with collections covering virtually all disciplines, the
University of Florida Libraries supports an ongoing digitiza-
tion program and Open Access to digitized materials through
the University of Florida Digital Collections.
The UF Digital Collections provides Open Access to materi-
als from the UF Libraries, UF partners, and external partners.
By leveraging the power of the Up Digital Collections to sup-
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The Arts of Africa Digital Collection & the