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Digital collections, Open-source software, Project planning, Service management, Digital libraries, Management models, Vertical cooperation, Integration architecture, Third space

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University Libraries


The technology space of the University of Denver Libraries to manage digital collections and institutional resources isn’t relegated to one department on campus – rather, it distributed across a network of collaborators with the skills and expertise to provide that support. The infrastructure, which is comprised of an archival metadata management system (Archivespace), a digital repository (Node.js + ElasticSearch), preservation storage (ArchivesDirect), and a streaming server (Kaltura) is independently but cooperatively managed across IT, library departments and vendors. The coordinated e ort of digital curation activities still allows each group to focus on the service they have the most vested interest in providing. This paper will talk about the different management and development practices involved in developing our integrated infrastructure to provide digital collections as a service.

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Maness, J., Pham, K., Reyes, F., & Rynhart, J. (2020). A vertical cooperation model to manage digital collections and institutional resources. Publications, 8(2), 23.

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