Wesleyan Library’s Digital Library collections are developed, maintained, and published in support of the research and teaching needs of the campus and the health of the library collection.
The Digital Projects Librarian manages the Digital Lab and the Digital Library collections. She is also available to work with library patrons who are using digital collection material for their own scholarly work and to consult with scholars who are seeking to manage their own digital collections created in the pursuit of their research.
Faculty, students, and staff at Wesleyan are invited to share ideas for library material to digitize and for projects that might arise out of the Digital Library collections.
At the Digital Lab, staff digitize, describe, and publish physical library collection materials online. At this time the Digital Lab digitizes Wesleyan University-owned, 2-dimensional, paper-based, and transmissive material only. The staff at the lab also perform some digital preservation services on files within the Digital Library collection seeking to maintain accessibility to the digital assets and preserve content. The staff may also describe, publish, and manage some born digital and legacy digital objects. All decisions about what collection materials warrant inclusion in the tools that the lab utilizes are made within the guidelines set forth in the Digital Library Collection Development policy.