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To enhance access to their diverse materials, libraries are digitizing those materials and making them freely available online as digital collections on digital platforms. These collections provide another way for libraries to re-envision their materials and make them relevant to their communities. This presentation will cover best practices for creating and preserving digital collections, including workflows, standards, and staffing. It will also discuss the policies which should be developed for building successful digital collections, as well as the privacy issues which should be considered. In this presentation, individual digital collections from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Creighton University Law Library, including the Omaha Oral History Collection, Nebraska Collections, and Delaney Tokyo Trial Papers, will be demonstrated. Learning Objectives: Identify best practices for creating a digital collection, Identify policies needed for presenting digital collections on a digital repository or platform, Identify privacy issues to consider when creating a digital collection.


Presented at the 2018 NLA/NSLA Joint Annual Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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