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  1. Digital Library Sustainability Bradley D. Faust Assistant Dean for Library Information Technology Services Ball State University Libraries Midwest CDM Users Group Meeting

  2. Digital Library Sustainability Ball State Digital Library Program Background CONTENTdm Investment Administrative Support Infrastructure Support Staff Requirements Grants and Partners Promotion and Marketing Midwest CDM Users Group Meeting

  3. BSU Digital Library Program Background Began effort in 2002 - Reviewed Content Management System options 2003-2004 Began hiring Digital Library Professionals in 2004 First upload to CONTENTdm in Feb 2005 Currently hosting 72 collections containing over 200,000 digital objects Midwest CDM Users Group Meeting

  4. CONTENTdm Investment • Investigated other content systems • Determined CONTENTdm was best solution for our environment • High Availability • Operated on Supported Platforms • Collection based repository • Handles multiple object types well • Widely used by libraries in our state and around the country Midwest CDM Users Group Meeting

  5. Administrative Support • In the University Libraries • All the way to the Dean’s chair • Budget reallocation for DL program • Part of core unit mission and strategic plan • Integration in Instruction program for students • At the University Level • Maintaining awareness with IT administration • Component of University Strategic Plan • Part of the University’s publication strategies Midwest CDM Users Group Meeting

  6. Infrastructure Support • Server Resources • Local control of CONTENTdm server • Ability to customize CONTENTdm • Desktop Digitization Resources • Standard Flatbed Scanners (Epson 10000XL) • Large format flatbed (Contex Flex 50I) • Book Scanner (ATIZ BookDrive ) • Stationary wide-format scanner (Colortrac) • Disk Storage and Backup Services Midwest CDM Users Group Meeting

  7. Staff Requirements • New Organizational Unit • Metadata and Digital Initiatives (MADI) • Realigned Support Units • Repurposed Professional Positions • New focus on Digital Library activities • Modernized Position Titles • Metadata, Digital Initiatives • Integrate the Program and Activities into the library culture Midwest CDM Users Group Meeting

  8. Partners and Grants • Using Partners Inside And Outside Your Institution • Museum of Art, Department of History, Media Services, Center for Middletown Studies • Sister Institutions, Local Public Libraries, Historical Societies • Local Grants • LSTA grants through the Indiana State Library • National Grants Midwest CDM Users Group Meeting

  9. Promotion and Marketing • Monthly Newsletter Articles • Library Insider Newsletter • Journal Articles • Develop and Promote Expertise Regionally • Local, Regional, and National Presentations • “Resources to the Desktop” Theme • Leveraging New Technology Midwest CDM Users Group Meeting

  10. Contact Information • Bradley D. Faust • bfaust@bsu.edu • 765 285-8032 • Digital Media Repository • http://libx.bsu.edu • Thank you! Midwest CDM Users Group Meeting