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.
- SPEC Kit 262: Preservation and Digitizationin ARL Libraries (July 2001)
- SPEC Kit 249: Cataloging of Resources Digitized for Preservation (September 1999)
- ARL and Ithaka S+R Release Findings on Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections
- SPEC Kit 214: Digitizing Technologies for Preservation (March 1996)