Library of Digitized Government-sanctioned Comics

At least once per week I discover some new internet resource that surprises and delights me. One of the blogs I follow, Research Buzz, had this post today about a resource at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE that is sure to be of interest to many of you:

“A hat tip to ResourceShelf to the pointer about Richard Graham, who has put together a digital collection of comics created/commissioned by the government. There are over 180 comics available in the collection which is located at http://contentdm.unl.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fcomics.”

After I’d downloaded some of the comics and looked at them, I noticed a popup menu and was stunned to see dozens of other digitized resources! This shouldn’t come as a surprise to me however. Back in the 1980’s I was with Pioneer New Media who delivered interactive, industrial LaserDisc machines which were usually connected to computers to deliver video and still images as part of courseware, interactive kiosks, or museum displays. University of Nebraska Videodisc Group was one of the pioneer’s (no pun intended) in the development of instructional guidelines, methods and other means of optimizing videodisc technology. They held a conference every year and everyone in the field would attend it. As a side note, the first one I attended was at the Cornhusker Hotel and I envisioned Chevy pickup themed rooms and gravy with every selection on the room service menu, but was quite pleased to stay in what turned out to be a first class hotel in Omaha, NE.

Check out the collections here.

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