The creation and management of digital collections becomes a more important role for academic libraries with every year. Through several consortial programs, AMICAL is planning to support member libraries in this role, in particular as they build collections linked to local curricula. To ensure these programs will be effective and useful, AMICAL recently conducted a survey to:
- Clarify the state of development and use of digital collections/repositories related to teaching, learning and scholarship at AMICAL institutions
- Identify individuals responsible for digital collections/repositories
- Identify specific needs at member institutions, related to digital collections/repositories, that AMICAL would be well-placed to address
In this session, we’ll be presenting the results of that survey and highlighting some of the digital collections created at AMICAL institutions. We’ll also be gathering from attendees additional ideas for how AMICAL could work together on digital collections, whether through shared infrastructure, jointly curated collections, collaborative professional development, or otherwise.