RESOURCE: Appraising our Digital Investment: Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections in ARL Libraries

A new report from the Association of Research Libraries and Ithaka S+R investigates the financial and technological longevity of digital special collections:

While many research libraries have begun to digitize their collections and share best practices around the steps required to create digital content, much less is known about what happens post-launch…[this study] offers a first look at the practices, attitudes, costs, and revenues associated with caring for digitized special collections. [excerpt]

This post was produced through a cooperation between Heather Martin, Chris Chelberg (Editors-at-Large for the week), Zach Coble (Editor for the week), and Roxanne Shirazi and Sarah Potvin (site editors).