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Digital Collections

Development Policy

Contributor proposals are solicited, vetted and prioritized for production by the Digital Collections Team. Digital Collections are provided primarily to support the research and instructional needs of the UB community. Collections are built from UB’s diverse inventory of legacy and teaching collections for purposes of instruction, scholarship, and archival preservation. Collections are accessible over the Web and are intended solely for educational uses.

Review criteria elements:
  • Proposed collection meets the research or teaching needs of the University
  • Proposed collection meets the research or teaching needs of the scholarly community at large
  • Proposed collection responds to a demand for needed resources
  • Proposed collection provides expanded access and preservation for fragile or valuable legacy collections
  • Proposed collection represents a unique contribution/addition/augmentation to digital materials available to the University and scholarly community through proprietary resources or the Internet
  • Proposed collection extends the multidisciplinary scope of the Digital Collections
  • Size of proposed collection can be accommodated in the Digital Collections infrastructure
  • Collection contributor demonstrates lawful right to expose proposed collection via the Digital Collections
  • Collection contributor demonstrates authorization to allocate resources to the development of metadata and digital assets for the purposes of description and access through the Digital Collections
  • Collection contributor demonstrates readiness to prepare metadata records for each item in the collection in compliance with Digital Collections metadata standards
  • Collection contributor demonstrates readiness to prepare digital assets in compliance with Digital Collections digitization standards