Online Exhibits

OML’s Digital Imaging Center is engaged in an innovative project to three-dimensionally image the library’s rare globe collection, the second-largest of its kind in a U.S. public institution. Generous grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Friends of the Osher Map Library supported the conservation, and subsequent 3D imaging, of the collection's most threatened or valuable items. Digitization makes it possible for students and members of the public to manipulate and examine the rare globes online, preventing potential handling damage to these delicate objects. In this web exhibit you will find all of OML's currently digitized globes in one place as well as the globe manuals that were created for use by students, scholars, and the general public.