Sustainable and High-Impact Special Collections in Digital Commons

Looking to grow your IR? When identifying new projects, don’t overlook Special Collections!

Increasing the discoverability of and access to rare collections can help researchers, enhance your institution’s visibility, and drive valuable traffic to your repository.

In this webinar, Benjamin Gaunt and Michele Gibney of the bepress Digital Commons Consulting Services team explain the transformative impact of digitized special collections, sharing download statistics, LIS scholarship, and examples from the Digital Commons community. Ben and Michele also explore how Digital Commons can effectively showcase a variety of multimedia materials and share strategies for outreach and uploading workflows.

Presented by Michele Gibney, MLIS, and Benjamin Gaunt, bepress Digital Commons