About the Automobility Archive
The primary goal of the Stanford University Libraries is to ensure that the automobility related digital assets of Stanford University are indexed, preserved and made available to library patrons, researchers and the general public. By digitizing materials and making them discoverable, content that was once available to a select few becomes useful and discoverable for a wide range of researchers.
The Stanford Digital Repository ensures preservation of each digital object, makes each digital object available via a permanent persistent URL (web address), enforces content rights and restrictions and provides a common storage mechanism for other applications to build upon. Research and course material can also be stored in SDR, and materials are discoverable via the Stanford Libraries' online catalog, SearchWorks.
The Automobility Archive is built on top of the Stanford Digital Repository to provide a web based platform for discovery of automotive research and images. The Digital Library is developed in Ruby on Rails using open source technologies, including Blacklight, Samvera, and Fedora and allows for curator restricted in-line metadata editing, provides community features, annotation, and other tools for researchers to further utilize the data.
The Automobility Archive currently contains 7,624 items from 1 collections.