A Look into Digital Preservation with Lavoie & Dempsey (2004)

Looking back over our studies in digital libraries, I have been intrigued with digital preservation and the how’s and why’s that surround the subject. Why is it important that materials become digitized in the first place, and what are the prime decision-making factors for collection development? As Lavoie & Dempsey (2004) point out in their … Continue reading A Look into Digital Preservation with Lavoie & Dempsey (2004)

The Importance of LSTA and Other Grants

Figure 1.Assorted book lot (Ruscello, 2017) Libraries across the country today are fighting to secure funding to continue operating to their best abilities. From my experience with the libraries I work with, often times grants are the only way they receive new books or the ability to purchase new technologies. These small towns are just … Continue reading The Importance of LSTA and Other Grants

Institutional Repositories and Faculty Contributions

An institutional repository houses scholarly works for an institution. More specifically, it is “a library of digital objects and associated metadata from a single institution.” (Clobridge, 2010, p.7) While an institutional repository is a great way for a university to develop a collection of institutional research and scholarly publications, it is sometimes difficult to get … Continue reading Institutional Repositories and Faculty Contributions