Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections

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This report aims to address one of the biggest challenges facing libraries and cultural heritage organizations: how to move their special collections into the 21st century through digitization while developing successful strategies to make sure those collections remain accessible and relevant over time. Through a cooperative agreement as part of the National Leadership Grants Program, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), in partnership with Ithaka S+R, to undertake in-depth case studies of institutions that have worked to build the audience, infrastructure, and funding models necessary to maintain and grow their digital ... continued below

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49 p. : col. ill.

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Maron, Nancy & Pickle, Sarah November 2013.

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  • Main Title: Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections
  • Added Title: Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections: A Report from Ithaka S+R and the Association of Research Libraries

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This report aims to address one of the biggest challenges facing libraries and cultural heritage organizations: how to move their special collections into the 21st century through digitization while developing successful strategies to make sure those collections remain accessible and relevant over time. Through a cooperative agreement as part of the National Leadership Grants Program, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), in partnership with Ithaka S+R, to undertake in-depth case studies of institutions that have worked to build the audience, infrastructure, and funding models necessary to maintain and grow their digital collections.

The eight collections profiled provide useful models and examples of good practice for project leaders to consider when digitizing their own materials. We hope that these case studies will encourage greater discussion among individuals in the academic library and cultural heritage communities about the reasons why they invest so much time and energy in the creation and ongoing management of their digitized special collections, the goals they set for them, and the planning needed to realize those aims. These questions become even more pressing in an environment where the traditional sources of funding for digitization are beginning to wane. In the coming years, the ability to identify secure sources of support and to demonstrate impact over time will undoubtedly become increasingly important.

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49 p. : col. ill.

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This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, LG-06-10-0189-10.

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Maron, Nancy & Pickle, Sarah. Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections, book, November 2013; Washington, DC. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc234918/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .