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, oral histories, and electronic theses and dissertations from our archives, special collections, and other campus units.
Omeka and the Scripto plugin enables transcription of textual files. Our pilot project will use this technology to crowdsource the transcription of a historic African American newspaper, the Louisville Leader.
Open Access Publishing
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.
In addition, we partner with the following organizations to preserve and provide broader access to our digital collections: