How do we make Duke Digital Collections happen? Well, obviously, our secret is glamour, which comes as no surprise to those of you who know us. But as with Miss Denney in this advertisement from our Ad*Access collection, there’s a bit more to it than that, and it takes a lot of work to get there, especially since we try to avoid disturbing fatigue lines and “crepey throat” along the way. (We know this ad is tiny here, but trust us, it’s worth clicking on to experience its full glory.)
We were recently asked to write about the Duke Digital Collections program for the Duke University Libraries Magazine. The results appear in five articles in the Fall 2009 issue of the magazine, and you can read them online here. Among other things, you can read about the history of digitization at Duke, the global reach of our digital collections, the creative interfaces we use to open the doors to our collections, the behind-the-scenes steps in the creation of a new digital collection, and how our digital collections are being used in the classroom.
Thanks to our friends at the magazine for giving us the opportunity to talk about the Duke Digital Collections program!