Director, Library Systems and the Digital Library Program
University of Miami
This briefing will examine the synergies and issues that arise when faculty control a digital project being supported by the library. The University of Miami Libraries Digital Fellows Program provides grants of up to $15,000 to faculty to create a digital product that manipulates information in a way that cannot be done in an analog environment. The faculty member chooses the material to be digitized and controls development of the delivery methods including the design. Metadata description, image quality, dealing with material that is not controlled yet, working on joint timelines, the quality of the final product, the relationship with the faculty member and the school, and exposure for the library collection will be covered.