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Revision as of 15:00, 28 June 2012

UA Libraries Digital Services Planning and Documentation

Administrative Policies and Procedures

Mission Statement and Scope

The Big Picture or "What are we trying to do here?"



Scan on Demand and Requesting a Copy of a Digital Image

Alterations to Online Content

Human Resources and Student Worker Policies

Supplies and Purchasing


Documents and Collections

Share Drive

Records of Progress!

Database Tracking

Prepared Desktops

Digital Services Policies and Procedures

Digitization and Quality Control

Matching - "Books" vs. "Letters" : how to create secondary scans from digitized book pages when metadata exists for pages of the book as independent intellectual items.

Metadata and Diacritics - how to manage diacritics issues in terms of MODS creation/metadata remediation.

Server-Side Work

Transcripts and Creating OCR Files



Cabaniss - Information about "Digitizing the S. D. Cabaniss Papers," an NHPRC grant-funded project.

Acumen - Our web delivery software released open source!!

Our Digital Services Blog!

Command-line Work on Linux Server

Handling Archival Materials

Working with Microsoft Excel

Finding Things

Wiki templates - if applicable, please use one of these in order to help standardize the organization of the most frequent types of pages

Collection-Specific Notes and Information

Mounting the S Drive and Printer Installation on Windows - click here for a handout.

DS Staff Training and Exploration Fronts - an information space used to identify and track new or novel uses of digital archiving technologies, tools, and resources.

Training Needs - a running list identifying topics for monthly DS training sessions.

Useful Resources

Wiki Reference Guides

In Progress



The University of Alabama Libraries through the Digital Services Program seeks to increase the visibility of and enhance the interaction with unique research and scholarly materials. Through innovative technologies and staffing, the Libraries provide online access to these materials and the tools to support their use in furthering the pursuit of knowledge. The Digital Services Program coalesces expertise across the Libraries in order to leverage skill sets and processes that further the Libraries’ mission.

Who We Are & What We Do
How We Do What We Do


Digital Services Blog



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