Digital Library Development Center
The Digital Library Development Center (DLDC) collaborates with library staff, university faculty, departments and other groups on campus, and colleagues at other institutions, to enable discovery of the library's information resources, to make the campus community aware of the library's services, to build digital collections, and to ensure the persistence and usability of the library's digital resources over time.
Core activities include designing, building, and maintaining web sites, databases, digital collections, and the Library Digital Repository; installing and supporting both commercial and open-source systems that provide access to information resources, e.g., the SFX link resolver, the Luna Imaging software environment for image collections, and the VuFind library catalog software; administering the network of information server computers which underlie the digital library and support related initiatives on campus; researching, evaluating, and implementing new technologies; participating in national and international digital library initiatives; and documenting and sharing information about our work.
The DLDC collaborates with other groups in the library and on campus. These include:
- The University of Chicago Library's Preservation Department and the Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
- The ARTFL Project
- The Black Metropolis Research Consortium
- The Oriental Institute's OCHRE (Online Cultural and Historical Research Environment) Data Service
- The University of Chicago's Research Computing Center and the Visual Resources Center.
To visit the DLDC, once on the 2nd floor of the Regenstein Library, turn right, and walk past the bank of elevators and the glassed-in office on the right (Room 216) until you see the door to Room 220 directly ahead of you. The 2nd floor map will help guide you to our offices. Once inside Room 220, signs and maps identify the location of the different units within the space.