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Digital Image Collections and Services, SPEC Kit 335, Published by ARL

ARL has published Digital Image Collections and Services, SPEC Kit 335, which examines how research libraries and their parent institutions have responded to the transition from analog to digital images and the growth of digital images available from commercial vendors and/or created within institutions or their libraries. The survey gathers information about current practices relating to the development and management of institutional digital image collections and the acquisition and use of licensed image databases.

This SPEC Kit explores the infrastructure and support provided by research libraries and/or their institutions for the creation and use of digital images in teaching, learning, and research, including systems and platforms, cataloging and metadata, access and training, services and service points, and copyright and other rights issues. The publication also identifies collaborative strategies among ARL member institutions for providing digital images.

The SPEC Kit includes examples of digital image collection websites, finding aids, image-use training materials, copyright and use-rights policies, selection policies, descriptions of digital image service points, and digital collection promotional materials.

Ordering Information


SPEC Kit 335, Digital Image Collections and Services
Mary Kandiuk, Aaron Lupton, and Catherine Davidson
August 2013 • 194 pp.

Online edition

SPEC Kit 335
ISBN 1-59407-904-8 • $50 • Password or IP access

The SPEC Kit Collection provides online access to all titles published from 2006 to the present (SPEC Kit 292– ). Password access is $400. IP access is $300 ARL members/$400 all others.

Print edition

ISBN 1-59407-903-X • $35 ARL members/$45 all others

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2013 subscription, six issues (334–339), shipping included (additional postage may apply outside North America) • ISSN 0160-3582 • $225 ARL members/$300 all others.

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