About Digital Collections
Vision for Digital Initiatives
As the University of Idaho's Digital Initiatives department within the library, we will support and encourage scholarly and creative activity throughout the university by actively providing access to rare, archival and scholarly materials, keeping abreast on latest technologies, and actively providing strong and innovative services to members of the University of Idaho community and beyond.
Mission for Digital Initiatives
The Digital Initiatives department seeks to create digital collections and make them available to enhance scholarship and research both within the university and its external partners; to increase access to the libraries holdings, within the scope of Copyright Law; to support the teaching and learning activities of the university's faculty and students; to promote innovation to enhance learning; and to maintain and preserve these collections for future use.
Collection Development Policy
New projects are currently considered by the Digital Initiatives Team. Projects are often determined by frequency of requests within a specific collection, special requests by professors,the physical condition of the materials, and through collaboration among departments across campus. There are several questions of viability and significance are considered before digitizing a collection.