Website Update!

Hi folks,

Over the next few weeks I’ll be performing some updates and changes to the DigLibArts website. Don’t worry, all of the content that you know and love will stay, but it may be reorganized a bit.

One thing that you’ll notice right away is that we have a new header to our site, courtesy of Mike Garabedian (Wardman Library Collections Management Librarian) and Becky Ruud (Photo Archivist at Paramount Pictures and former college archivist).

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Student Kathy Beard ’70 performing calculations on an IBM 1130, used with permission from Whittier College Archives.

The image features former Whittier College student Kathy Beard ’70 operating a brand new, NSF funded IBM 1130 in the then-newly finished Stauffer Science Center. One of the many women in the history of computation, Beard was a member of a a student group led by Professor of Computer Science Hugh Maples. These students helped computer and math classes in numerical calculations.

Many thanks to Mike and Becky for sharing this image with us! Read more about the installation of the IBM 1130 and the burgeoning Computer Science program from this November 15, 1968 issue of the Quaker Campus.

Keep an eye out for some helpful changes to our site and to the Whittier.Domains site, and please feel free to reach out if you have recommendations or feedback!