ACRL DSS Digital Collections Discussion Group

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To provide a collaborative forum for discussion about digital collections and related topics, including how academic and research libraries create digital collections, make them accessible as data, and support the creation of digital collections by faculty and students.

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  • 1.  Call for Papers

    Posted Jul 18, 2021 01:28 PM

    "Biz of Digital" is a column in Against the Grain ( It features discussions by working librarians on digital collections, digital repositories, or digital scholarship. Its audience is librarians in all types of libraries and vendors of products, services, and systems that support library digital services. Its focus is on current practices, techniques, processes, and information on events in the field. Against the Grain is a down-to-earth, practice-orientated library journal.

    Ideas for upcoming "Biz of Digital" articles include:

    • Planning for digital services
    • Assessing the success of digital programs
    • Promoting digital programs with social media
    • An overview of your library's activities in digital collections, digital repositories, and/or digital scholarship
    • Re-structuring to better manage digital collections, digital repositories, and/or digital repositories.
    • Promoting digital collections, digital repositories, and/or digital scholarship via digital media, e.g. social networks, blogs, etc.
    • Copyright for digital services
    • Creative commons licenses and open access
    • Digitization
    • System migrations
    • Workflows
    • Outreach

    Feel free to choose any of these topics, or one of your own. Theoretical articles, research reports, "how-to" articles, case studies, literature reviews and conceptual or opinion pieces are welcome. Article length should be approximately 1200-1500 words (4-5 pages, double-spaced).

    Contributions may be written by individuals or co-authored.

    If you are interested in writing for the "Biz of Digital" column, please contact the editor:

    Michelle Flinchbaugh
    Digital Scholarship Services Librarian
    UMBC Library 
    1000 Hilltop Circle
    Baltimore, MD 21250

    Michelle Flinchbaugh
    Acquisitions & Digital Scholarship Services Librarian
    UMBC Library