Technical Services Quarterly
Cleveland State University Library, a medium-sized academic library serving approximately 15,000 students, is engaged in large-scale efforts to digitize and make accessible online collections of unique Cleveland-related materials. The Cleveland State University Library Special Collections digitization and cataloging efforts use staff from several different library organizational units. The collaboration of staff with specific expertise in long-standing library functions -- special collections, cataloging, systems, archives, selection -- to create two Web databases is described. The collaborative effort has proven effective in getting resources processed, archived, digitized, described, promoted, and made accessible in a highly efficient and effective manner. The responsibilities of the different library units involved in the digitization project are described.
Boock, Michael; Jeppesen, Bruce; and Barrow, William C., "Getting Digitization Projects Done in a Medium-Sized Academic Library: a Collaborative Effort Between Technical Services, Systems, Special Collections, and Collection Development" (2002). Michael Schwartz Library Publications. 127.
This is an Author’s Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Technical Services Quarterly 2002, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1300/J124v20n03_02.