University Libraries

Digital Initiatives

The Digital Initiatives program coordinates projects across the University of Toledo to support research, teaching, and learning in a digital environment.  It oversees content development and curation on multiple projects sites described below.  We invite all interested in consulting with faculty who wish to submit collections considered suitable for seasonal or permanent virtual exhibits and/or digital archives for long-term preservation.  Such material may include originally created photos, slides, historical manuscripts, oral history interviews, post-prints of scholarly works, student projects, and other unique primary source material with great value for research and teaching.   Contact Arjun Sabharwal, Digital Initiatives Librarian, for more information.

University of Toledo Digital Repository

University of Toledo Digital RepositoryThe University of Toledo Digital Repository contains a variety of collections including university archives, manuscript collections, faculty and student research, specialized digital collections, U.S. patents assigned to the University of Toledo, yearbooks, college newspapers (Collegian), and other digital content of interest

Virtual Exhibitions

As part of the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections' extensive curatorial program, virtual exhibitions have extended access to archival collections displayed in past exhibitions.  Virtual exhibitions continue to provide access to the exhibits in digital form once the physical exhibitions end.  As technologies change or reach end of life, some features may no longer appear as intended. 

Recently added: The Heart of Any University: 50 Years of the William S. Carlson Library (February 7, 2024)

Other Canaday Center Exhibitions

Selected virtual exhibitions in the digital repository:

Carl Joseph Memorial Library Collection;

Rock and Mineral Exhibit, 2016-17;

Exhibition Catalogs, 1980-Present;

Scholars' Celebration & End-of-Summer Symposium Posters & Presentations

Other Virtual Exhibitions and Web Projects

Gypsies (Romanies) and Travelers [Exhibit Link]

Gypsies (Romanies) and Travelers WebsiteWebsite created shortly following the original exhibition at the Carlson Library  in 2005.  It is also a resource for the Geography of Gypsies (Romanies) and Travelers course.    


Margaret M. Papp Perry Memorial Hungarian Culture Endowment Collection [Exhibit link]

Margaret M. Papp Perry Memorial Hungarian Culture Endowment CollectionWebsite providing information on the Margaret Papp Perry Memorial Hungarian Books Collection containing over 300 items preserved and made available for research at the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections.

Dorothy Price and Peggy Grant Collection [Exhibit link]

Dorothy Price and Peggy Grant CollectionWebsite featuring the collection of art glass and masks gifted to the University of Toledo Librariesby Dorothy Price and Peggy Grant who collected them.

Toledo's Attic

Toledo's Attic WebsiteSince 1995, Toledo's Attic has been Toledo's and Northwest Ohio's virtual museum with a focus on the region's commercial, industrial, and social history from the late 19th through the late 20th centuries. Over the years, it has evolved into a public digital humanities project and a digital storytelling site while maintaining its intended virtual museum function. The site offers visitors historical essays, research articles (in Northwest Ohio History) photo galleries, videos, virtual exhibitions, student projects, and other resources needed for school, private, and scholarly research. Educators may peruse these collections for teaching history and preparing students for History Day and other events.

The University of Toledo Open Journals

Open Journals UToledoThe University of Toledo Open Journal System site hosts four peer-reviewed academic journals managed by faculty at the University of Toledo, with significant participation from University of Toledo students and researchers from partnering institutions and across the globe.

Contact information:

Arjun Sabharwal
Digital initiatives Librarian
Phone: 419-530-4497

Last Updated: 2/7/24