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Washington University Digital Gateway |Support
Washington University Digital Gateway
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In recent years, a number of scholarly digital projects were developed on the Washington University campus. These have
ranged from small student projects to larger projects such as American Lives. Many of these projects were developed by
individual organizations on campus concurrently, such as the School of Arts &Sciences and the Humanities Digital
Workshop (HDW). A number of issues emerged from these experiences, such as:
Long-term maintenance of digital projects.
Short-term support for digital projects and content development.
Role of University Libraries.
Importance of standards and a central digital project repository.
Digital Library Services (DLS) was created in 2006 as a unit of the Washington University Libraries to support the entire
Washington University community. DLS is committed to providing support for the development of digital projects,
encouraging development of digital projects as a scholarly activity, and promoting this development in a disciplined way
that will help to ensure the successful execution of digital projects and to most effectively leverage digital resources.
DLS is in the process of articulating the different levels of support we will provide to different kinds of projects. In the
meantime, we are available for initial consultation on any project, by working with you to give you a better understanding
of the standards, metadata, intellectual property, and other digital library topics described here and elsewhere. We also
encourage you to contact us with your questions. In addition to DLS, support for the development of digital projects is
also available from Arts &Sciences Computing, the Humanities Digital Workshop, and from computing within other schools
and departments at the University.
If you anticipate hosting your project with the University Libraries, please review the Digital Asset Agreement form and
Inventory. These forms specify the items to be donated to the library, as well as the associated rights granted to the
libraries to preserve and make accessible your digital items or projects.
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