While many research libraries have begun to digitize their collections and share best practices around the steps required to create digital content, much less is known about what happens post-launch. Building on previous research by Ithaka S+R that defined key aspects of sustainable digital content, Appraising our Digital Investment: Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections in ARL Libraries offers a first look at the practices, attitudes, costs, and revenues associated with caring for digitized special collections. The report shares results from a survey conducted on the sustainability of digitized special collections at ARL member institutions.
See also the March 7, 2013, webcast about this report.
- The Rapid Growth of Electronic Resources in East Asian Library Collections
- Cataloging in Transformation: New Trends and Future Outlook
- SPEC Kit 329: Managing Born-Digital Special Collections and Archival Materials (August 2012)
- Research Library Issues, no. 279 (June 2012)
- 21st-Century Collections: Calibration of Investment and Collaborative Action
- Membership Meeting 2012 (Spring): Digital Preservation Network (DPN): An ARL Library Perspective
- Membership Meeting 2012 (Spring): 21st Century Research Library Collections