Second Sino-Japanese War, Guerrilla warfare, China, Digital rights management, Web usage mining, Digital images


Carleton College is home to a collection of photographs, Haldore Hanson’s China Collection (1937-1938), that an alumnus took in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. In 2008 Carleton staff digitized the China Collection and made it available to researchers online. In our paper, we introduce the Collection and discuss its historical significance, in particular for the history of guerrilla warfare during the early days of the conflict. Following our introductory overview of the Collection, we report on our use of web usage mining to track use of the Collection over the last ten years. We also discuss the issues we experienced with digital rights management. Our purpose in writing the article is to share what we have learned about digital rights management and to encourage other small institutions to make their unique collections available to researchers.

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