Restructuring & Reimagining Digital Collections

Authors:Roper, Jennifer O'Brien, University LibraryUniversity of Virginia ORCID icon, Ellen Catz, University LibraryUniversity of Virginia ORCID icon

In 2017 the University of Virginia Library administration commissioned an internal task force to identify best practices for digital project workflows. At the time, the process of moving digital collections from idea to completion was opaque for all staff involved in the process, and most were frustrated with both the process and the results. The ensuing task force report articulated foundational principles, identified needed tools, recommended specific changes to practice, and proposed an outline for a comprehensive workflow. All recommendations were accepted by the administration, and the Digital Collections Team was created in early 2018 to operationalize the recommendations. This effort includes a restructuring and reimagining of workflows, as well as enabling culture change in how we interact with each other and the content. This webinar will discuss the roles and responsibilities of the membership in this multi-unit group, the nascent workflows and experiments with new communication paths, as well as the tools in use to support these new ways of interacting with each other and the tasks associated with making digital content available.

digital collections, workflow, project management
American Library Association
Published Date:
February 6, 2019
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