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Abstract

This case study details how the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Libraries made the shift from a centralized model where digitization took place largely within the archives department, to a decentralized one that encompasses multiple library units. This shift came about as the result of the addition of a digital initiatives librarian position and the formation of a digitization steering committee comprised of employees representing different departments from throughout the Libraries. The result was a marked increase in the number of objects that could be digitized and made available online within a given period of time.

Author Biography

Jessica Hayden earned her MLIS from the University of Kentucky. She is currently the Technical Services Manager at the University of Northern Colorado. Jane D. Monson is Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of Northern Colorado. She received her MLIS from the University of Iowa. Jay Trask is Head of Archival Services at the University of Northern Colorado. He received his MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his MA in history from Colorado State University.

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