Digital Collections Services

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Digital Collections Services (DCS) fosters and supports the creation, curation, discovery and preservation of digital special collections for IU Libraries. Our department also consults with units on all IU campuses interested in digitizing, preserving and exposing their special collections online. We provide digital library services for IU Libraries and partner units including workflows and tools for the creation, curation, preservation, and publication of digital content.

We foster partnerships that often provide opportunities for innovation, which extend the Libraries’ technical infrastructure, services, and in some cases, digital content. We connect multiple units and people across the Indiana University Libraries, Indiana University (IU) Bloomington, and IU regional campuses, by providing consultation and services for the creation, discovery and sharing of digital special collections stewarded by cultural heritage, memory and related units.

DCS staff have expertise in digital project planning and management, digital library repository and publishing platforms, digitization of image- and time-based materials, metadata, and digital preservation. 

We are responsible for three main areas that are integral to the development and growth of the IU Libraries’ digital special collections and the IU Libraries' technical infrastructure:

  • Digitizing special collections owned by or affiliated with the IU Libraries
  • Creating and maintaining digital library services that provide workflows to curate, preserve and make discoverable content online for teaching and research
  • Advancing knowledge and best practices in digital scholarship

Digital Library Services

As part of IU Libraries, DCS offers a variety of services for conversion, curation, and storage of content into our digital repository environments for preservation and access. These services include workflows, tools, and best practices for online representation of content, and are designed to support library and archival descriptive practices:

Outreach & Training

We are actively engaged in outreach within the IU Libraries and the Bloomington campus as well as at national and international conferences pertaining to the use of technology as a significant mode for digital scholarship and inquiry.

Since 2003, we have been coordinating the Wednesday Noon Digital Scholarship Series, which continues to cultivate interest from IU affiliates and beyond. The series originated with a focus on digital libraries – standards, tools, and trends in the field – but has since expanded to include all areas and topics relevant to digital scholarship, including digital humanities and open access publishing. The Wednesday Noon series focuses on local practices and emerging trends, and is intended to encourage participation in digital library and digital research projects and initiatives. These presentations are broadcast online so anyone with Internet access can participate. Many of the presentations are available in our institutional repository, IUScholarWorks.

In addition to the Wednesday Noon Digital Scholarship Series, DCS also coordinates and leads various training and outreach opportunities as part of the IU Libraries’ Scholars’ Commons.

 

Staff Directory

Head, Digital Collections Services
Interim Head, Audio-Visual Preservation
Associate Librarian
(812) 855-1261
Metadata Analyst
Associate Librarian
(812) 855-3710
Digital Collections Librarian
Assistant Librarian
(812) 856-3321
Digital Preservation Librarian
Assistant Librarian

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Digital Collections Services (DCS) fosters and supports the creation, curation, discovery and preservation of digital special collections for Indiana University Libraries (IUL). Our department also consults with units on all IU campuses interested in digitizing, preserving and exposing their special collections online. We provide digital library services for IUL and partner units including workflows and tools for the creation, curation, preservation, and publication of digital content.

We foster partnerships that often provide opportunities for innovation, which extend the Libraries’ technical infrastructure, services, and in some cases, digital content. We connect multiple units and people across the Indiana University Libraries, Indiana University (IU) Bloomington, and IU regional campuses, by providing consultation and services for the creation, discovery and sharing of digital special collections stewarded by cultural heritage, memory and related units.

DCS staff have expertise in digital project planning and management, digital library repository and publishing platforms, digitization of image- and time-based materials, metadata, and digital preservation. 

We are responsible for three main areas that are integral to the development and growth of the IU Libraries’ digital special collections and the IU Libraries' technical infrastructure:

  • Digitizing special collections owned by or affiliated with the IU Libraries
  • Creating and maintaining digital library services that provide workflows to curate, preserve and make discoverable content online for teaching and research
  • Advancing knowledge and best practices in digital scholarship

Digital Library Services

As part of IU Libraries, DCS offers a variety of services for conversion, curation, and storage of content into our digital repository environments for preservation and access. These services include workflows, tools, and best practices for online representation of content, and are designed to support library and archival descriptive practices:

Outreach & Training

We are actively engaged in outreach within the IU Libraries and the Bloomington campus as well as at national and international conferences pertaining to the use of technology as a significant mode for digital scholarship and inquiry.

Since 2003, we have been coordinating the Wednesday Noon Digital Scholarship Series, which continues to cultivate interest from IU affiliates and beyond. The series originated with a focus on digital libraries – standards, tools, and trends in the field – but has since expanded to include all areas and topics relevant to digital scholarship, including digital humanities and open access publishing. The Wednesday Noon series focuses on local practices and emerging trends, and is intended to encourage participation in digital library and digital research projects and initiatives. These presentations are broadcast online so anyone with Internet access can participate. Many of the presentations are available in our institutional repository, IUScholarWorks.

In addition to the Wednesday Noon Digital Scholarship Series, DCS also coordinates and leads various training and outreach opportunities as part of the IU Libraries’ Scholars’ Commons.