Through the Digital Scholarship Initiatives (DSI) Program, LTS offers support and advice for digitization of materials for use in research and pedagogy.
Request On Demand Digitization of Library Collections
Through our partnership with the Boston Library Consortium, the Wellesley College Libraries have been digitizing our public domain holdings for inclusion in the Internet Archive. To date, over 4700 Wellesley-owned volumes have been digitized for inclusion in this digital library with over 1.8 million volumes contributed by American libraries alone.
Through this program, Wellesley College faculty, staff, and students may request the digitization of any library holdings in the general collection that are in the public domain (typically those things published pre-1923). Please contact Jenifer Bartle, Manager of Digital Scholarship Initiatives, for further information or to make a request.
Apply for a Seed Grant to Start a Digitization Project
The DSI program offers a number of seed grants for Wellesley College faculty members to be used to digitize unique materials for use in their research or pedagogy. Eligible materials include those owned by the Wellesley College Library or personal materials determined to have significant value to research or teaching. Funds may be used to pay for external digitization services or for student employees to perform the digitization in house with LTS training and supervision. Wellesley College faculty members are encouraged to complete the Digitization Seed Grant Application form. Please contact Jenifer Bartle, Manager of Digital Scholarship Initiatives, for further information.
Digitize Course Reserve Materials
Get additional support and advice
The DSI program can provide support for other digitization projects, including:
- workshops and training for faculty, staff, students or student employees using in-house digitization equipment
- secure storage of materials during digitization projects
- advice about file formats, standards, and best practices
- recommendations for off-site digitization services for materials that require special handling
Please contact Jenifer Bartle, Manager of Digital Scholarship Initiatives, for further information.