Engaging Academic Patrons with Digital Libraries

For the majority of the life Clemson University Libraries’ digital imaging lab we’ve been concentrating on a large IMLS grant and digitizing over 150,000 items from the national and state park systems, compared to the meager 10,000 items we have digitized of our own collections and for our partner institutions in the South Carolina Digital Library.

The grant is now winding down and we will soon be seeking to digitize many of the collections within our Special Collections’ archives.

As an academic library, what methods can we employ that will generate interest and traffic of the digital items? How can we use technology to engage students in our other library collections besides the available study spaces?

Categories: Archives, Diversity, Libraries, Project Management |
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About Joshua Morgan

I started out working as a student scan technician for Clemson's digital initiatives. In 2010 I graduated and was offered the position of digital imaging lab manager, and just this year to digital projects manager. I handle all of our digital projects ranging from Special Collections digitization and South Carolina Digital Library partner projects to our IMLS Open Parks Network grant digitizing over 150,000 items in house. I also chair the first President's LGBTQ Task Force at Clemson.