144 Representative Documents: Service Descriptions
Washington University Digital Gateway |Support
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.
Scholarly Publishing (originally Digital Library Services) was created in 2006 as a division of the Washington University
Libraries, to support the entire Washington University community. Scholarly Publishing 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. In addition to Scholarly Publishing ,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.
Scholarly Publishing provides a variety of support services. After a project has reached completion, Scholarly Publishing will
help host the data and web pages. We will work with clients to devise proper preservation strategies to ensure long term
In addition to the support we provide, we are also 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.
If you anticipate hosting your project with the University Libraries, you may find the following documentation helpful:
Digital Asset Agreement
Digital Asset Agreement Inventory
Frameworks Document
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. The last document is an overview of some of the issues face
when taking on a digital project.
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