Not sure how to search for images in the Fayetteville Public Library catalog? Curious about what images are currently in the Fayetteville Digital Image Archive? Here are some quick tips for searching:
In the library catalog, change the “Limit By” to Digital Collection. If you leave the * in the search bar, it will retrieve all digital items in the Digital Collection. Or you can search through the Local History page, located under the Research tab on the Fayetteville Public Library website.
Also, if you see an image you really like, you can click on one of the subject headings to see other images like it. For example, if you really like the image of the Lewis Brothers Company and want to see what other businesses are available, click on “Full Description” and then click on a desired subject term such as Business and Industry. Then, click on the subject term again and it will retrieve all items in the Fayetteville Digital Image Archive with that subject.
FPL staff has also added decades to each item in the Fayetteville Digital Image Archive. You can search by subject by decade. The available decades include:
FPL Staff is in the process of adding the file names to all catalog records for images in the Digital Image Archive. If, for example, you have an image name but no other information, you can search by the image file name (e.g. Lewis_20110107A_066). Or if you want to see all the items in that particular collection, you can search by Lewis_20110107.
Interested in donating images to be added? Want more information about the project and collection? Want to add information to the already available images? Please call the Reference Services desk at 479.856.7250, visit at 401 West Mountain Street, Fayetteville, AR, or online. All donated materials will need a signed permission form before digitization process can start.