The Digital Initiatives department digitizes, describes, preserves, and provides access to digital collections stewarded by Tisch Library. We use our expertise with library catalog data and digital repository services to make digitized and born-digital collections as discoverable and usable as possible.
We support Tufts University Libraries and the Tufts community by providing digitization, digital preservation, digital exhibit, and consultation services to help plan and manage digital projects. Along with Tufts Archival Research Center and Tufts Technology Services, our team co-manages repository services including Tufts Digital Library, the Trove repository of art and architecture images, and the MIRA administrative application. Additionally, we regularly collaborate with repository service stakeholders to ensure Tufts scholarship and digital resources are deposited and accessible.
We seek to increase the representation of marginalized people, voices, and their collections in Tufts repository services and prioritize digitizing, preserving, and making accessible these collections in addition to materials that support Tufts University instruction and research.
The Digital Initiatives department offers these primary services:
Digitizing Tufts Libraries collection materials
Metadata creation and transformation
Ingesting items and collections into digital repository services
Building digital exhibits
Consultation and project planning for repository projects