SPEC Kit 325: Digital Preservation  · 45
Still images Over 400,000 images, both born-digital and converted. Overwhelmingly, the
images come from the University Photographer and her staff and document campus
events. The remainder mostly come from conversion projects of Special Collections
materials and relate to local history.
Still images We digitize and preserve thousands of unique photos in digital format from our
Special Collections department. These fragile photos are used by our patrons
and are also historically valuable, which is why they’ve been marked for digital
Still images We have many digital image collections (~300,000 including licensed content). The
collections are moderately used.
Web-harvested materials 10 years of national and international content related to elections and events.
Web-harvested materials University web resources important for documenting the history of the institution,
via Archive-It.
Born digital Important to the university for teaching, learning, and for institutional records. Since
the items are born digital, it is critical that they be preserved in a timely manner.
Born digital and local digitized Assets for which we hold a primary or unique responsibility for stewardship. These
are not generally covered by other options for preservation.
Born-digital archival collections, both
hybrid (paper and electronic) and e-only.
Includes archival collections of individuals and organizations. Collecting electronic
archives and records are an extension of our historical role in collecting paper-based
archival collections. Being able to acquire, ingest, process, secure, preserve, and
provide access to e-archives is critical for our current collecting objectives and for
current and future scholars and researchers.
Geospatial Geospatial data as part of NDIIPP.
Local scholarly materials and research Local scholarly materials and research: the university’s digitized and mostly born-
digital intellectual output, e.g., technical reports, electronic theses and dissertations,
images, audio, video, conference proceedings, articles, white papers, pre-prints,
post-prints, etc.
16. Please identify the strategies your library currently uses to ensure the preservation of this type of
asset. Check all that apply. N=50
Using a library-managed digital archive/repository
(such as DAITSS, Archivematica, iRODS, etc.) 21 42%
Participating in a collaborative, participatory solution (MetaArchive, etc.) 14 28%
Collaborating with other administrative and/or technical units in the institution 13 26%
Using a vendor-based, hosted solution (Portico, etc.) 11 22%
Participating a collaborative, hosted solution (HathiTrust, etc.) 10 20%
Other strategy 11 22%
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