Digital Library Development Center at The University of Chicago

What we do

We envision an interoperable digital library which integrates information resources with instruction and research, and a digital archive which ensures the persistence and usability of these resources over time.

The Digital Library Development Center collaborates with librarians, faculty, university departments and other groups, and colleagues at other institutions, to develop and maintain networked information systems for use today, and to ensure the long-term preservation of information resources delivered through these systems for continued availability in the future.

Our core activities include designing, building, and maintaining web sites, dynamic information resources, and digital collections; installing and supporting vended systems that provide access to information resources; administering the network of information server computers which underlie our digital library and which support related initiatives on campus; researching, evaluating, and implementing new technologies; participating in national and international digital library initiatives; and documenting and sharing procedures, policies, and discoveries.