About UCLA Library Digital Collections


Project Planning

Digital Library Program staff can provide assistance in the planning and management of digital projects. We work with faculty and various campus organizations to create digital collections to support both teaching and research. DLP staff can provide advice during the development of grant applications. Areas of expertise include: digitization standards, digitization costs, digitization methods, metadata standards, rights management, and usability issues.

Project Management

One of the keys to a successful project is strong project management. Once a digital project has been approved and funded, the Digital Library Program staff can work with the project team to assure proper management. DLP staff is experienced with the hiring and training of staff, establishing workflow and procedures, quality control, and budget management.

Production Partner

Southern Regional Library Facility
In addition to providing a controlled environment for rare and fragile materials, and a paper conservation facility, SRLF offers services in the field of preservation imaging: microfilming, microfilm scanning, imaging of bound materials such as books and manuscripts, or capture of fragile formats such as newspaper. SRLF staff can also advise on production of high-resolution color images from larger formats such as maps, and materials that require special handling such as rare books and manuscripts.

Digital Preservation and Access

The Digital Library provides backup and digital preservation support for all its collections. Digital master files are stored in their original, uncompressed format and can be made web accessible. Backup services are provided by Library Information Technology. In addition, the Library is working with the CDL Digital Preservation Program to provide for long-term preservation of the UCLA Library's digital assets.