The Digital Initiatives department coordinates the digitization, digital presentation, and digital preservation of archival collections and other library resources. We develop and enforce standards and procedures, including quality control mechanisms, for digital projects.
Projects & Partnerships
CONTENTdm digital collection management software runs our growing Digital Collections website of rare and unique images, documents, and oral histories from our archives, special collections, and other campus units.
Omeka and the Scripto plugin enables transcription of textual files. Our pilot project uses this technology to crowdsource the transcription of a historic African American newspaper, the Louisville Leader.
Open Access Publishing
ThinkIR: The University of Louisville's Institutional Repository is an open-access collection of scholarly works created by the University of Louisville community.
Open Journal Systems and Open Conference Systems tools from the Public Knowledge Project can be used to publish open access e-journals and conference proceedings.
See this resource for guidance on managing research data.
In addition, we partner with the following organizations to preserve and provide broader access to our digital collections:
- Archive-It, a web archiving service, preserves web resources relating to the August 4, 2009 Flood.
- Historypin showcases Louisville scenes drawn from our Photographic Archives collections.
- The Internet Archive provides access to rare, public domain monographs from UofL Libraries collections.
- Kentucky Digital Library serves as a gateway to rare and unique digitized collections housed in Kentucky archives, including the University of Louisville.