A report and eight cases studies by Nancy L. Maron, Sarah Pickle, and Deanna Marcum. Published November 2013 by ARL and Ithaka S+R. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
The report aims to address one of the biggest challenges facing libraries and cultural heritage organizations: how to move their special collections into the 21st century through digitization while developing successful strategies to make sure those collections remain accessible and relevant over time.
- American Antiquarian Society Digital Collections (PDF)
- Biodiversity Heritage Library, Smithsonian Institution (PDF)
- Florida Folklife Collection, Florida Department of State, Division of Library & Information Services (PDF)
- Grateful Dead Archive Online, University of California, Santa Cruz (PDF)
- Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition, and History, Cornell University (PDF)
- Maine Memory Network, Maine Historical Society (PDF)
- Quakers and Slavery, Haverford College (PDF)
- Vanderbilt Television News Archive, Vanderbilt University (PDF)
See also the video of the January 2014 web seminar with ARL, Ithaka S+R, and speakers from the eight case studies presented in the Searching for Sustainability report.