Ithaka S+R and the Association of Research Libraries published a new evidenced-based report and case studies that explore how digital collections are being sustained. "Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections" 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.
The case studies look closely at digital collections from the American Antiquarian Society, Biodiversity Heritage Library (Smithsonian Institution), Florida Folklife Collection (Florida Department of State, Division of Library & Information Services), Grateful Dead Archive Online (University of California, Santa Cruz), Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition, and History (Cornell University), Maine Memory Network (Maine Historical Society), Quakers and Slavery (Haverford College), and the Vanderbilt Television News Archive (Vanderbilt University).
To see the full press release, please visit http://www.sr.ithaka.org/news/how-are-digital-collections-being-sustained. The report and case studies are freely available at http://www.sr.ithaka.org/research-publications/searching-sustainability.
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