72 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
OhioLINK, but not strictly for born-digital. And once again the typical born-digital assets in OhioLINK are ETDs which
are not under the purview of special collections.
Use of vendor sites for access/delivery of purchased content. Trusted partners that host parts of our digital collections.
We are in the early stages of exploring access via our Bepress/Digital Commons-based institutional repository.
If you selected “Other delivery method” above, please briefly describe it here. N=10
Ad-hoc digital libraries
Creating duplicates for patron use on storage media (CDs, DVDs).
Digital documents &images delivered to users as email attachments.
Home-grown PHP app: customized file/directory browsing application
In addition to our plan to make records available online through OPA we can also deliver .zip files of assets and
metadata to requesters.
We deliver all through online access whenever possible. In some cases, as with partners in different areas and countries
with limited bandwidth and with materials of varying levels of extreme sensitivity, we support other modes of access as
We generally do not provide access at this time, but in rare instances have provided access at a dedicated workstation in
the reading room of the archives.
We pull DVD’s and CD’s.
We send files by the university’s digital “drop box” and by email.
20. What repository system is used to manage and/or provide access to your library’s born-digital
materials? Check all that apply. N=63
Manage Provide Access N
Open source repository software (e.g., Fedora, Archivematica,
DSpace, or DAITSS)
39 33 41
None, the library uses secure file system storage 28 10 29
Commercial repository product (e.g., Rosetta) 10 12 15
Home-grown repository system 12 11 13
Other repository system 7 7 9
Number of Responses 60 53 63
If you selected “Other repository system” above, please briefly describe it here. N=14
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