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Through the Metadata, Preservation, and Digital Initiatives Department, the Libraries’ collections are more easily accessed by the K-State community. The department creates, organizes and maintains records for both the physical and digital materials of the Libraries. The materials can be accessed through online databases, search engines, and catalogs. The department is also responsible for processing and shelving newly acquired materials to ensure their quality preservation in the Libraries’ holdings.

This department’s areas of focus include

  • Digital collections: Many of K-State Libraries’ collections, records, and materials are available through the Libraries’ webpage. Some of the materials included in the digital collections are unpublished and/or historical documents, as well as books, articles and photographs. 

  • Digital initiatives: The purpose of the digital initiatives is to digitize unique and rare collections or materials to make them more widely available to researchers outside of the K-State campus. This department also participates in the digital preservation process.   

K-State 2025 

K-State Libraries’ Strategic Plan supports K-State's 2025 initiative for K-State to be recognized nationally as a Top 50 public research university.  Key activities of this department include

  • K-State Libraries will be a partner in enhancing the research reputation of K-State by developing supportive services and collections.

  • K-State Libraries will increase visibility and understanding of staff, roles, services, collections, and programs of the Libraries to promote the added value that libraries and librarians bring to engagement.

  • Learn more about the Libraries’ 2025 Action Plan (pdf)