Digital Collection Services

The Digital Scholarship Services (DSI) Program offers broad support for building and maintaining digital collections for use in research and pedagogy.

Digitization Services 

Please click here for details of digitization services.

Metadata Services

Metadata -- data about data -- is a critical part of planning and building digital collections.  LTS Metadata staff are available to provide advice and assistance with good metadata practices to ensure that your collection is usable, scalable, and portable. Please contact Ray Schmidt, Manager of Cataloging and Metadata, for help designing a metadata plan for your project or for other metadata-related questions.

Display and Access Services

LTS supports several tools for displaying, searching, and accessing digital collections.

Our Institutional Repository, the Wellesley College Digital Repository, is an open-access repository that can handle collections of documents, hosted videos, images, and data. As an open repository, objects in the DSA, with very few exceptions, are designed to be accessible to the public. 

Teaching and other collections may be housed in Shared Shelf, a hosted media management software platform designed by ARTstor and used to manage, store, use, and publish institutional and faculty media collections either on-campus only or publicly on the Web.

Restricted collections, such as video and text electronic reserve materials, can be delivered via a learning management system (LMS) such as Sakai or Google Apps for Education

LTS also supports instances of the open-source display and access platform Omeka, a project of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New MediaGeorge Mason University. Omeka is a plug-in based platform that is designed for scholars, libraries, museums, and archives. 

Please contact Jenifer Bartle, Manager of Digital Scholarship Initiatives, for further information about display and access solutions for your digital research and teaching collections.