Metadata, Preservation, and Digital Initiatives Department

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The Metadata, Preservation, and Digital Initiatives Department creates, organizes, and maintains records for the physical and digital material found in the Libraries’ collection, making materials easier to find through search engines or through databases and catalogs. The department is also responsible for processing and shelving materials as well as ensuring their preservation for future generations.

Areas of focus

This department’s areas of focus include

  • Digital Collections - a gateway to a variety of unpublished and/or historical  resources ranging from books and peer-reviewed articles to photographs and historical documents.

  • Digital Initiatives - Digital Initiatives focuses on digitizing unique and rare collections for preservation and access, and 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)

Last updated: 08/24/2015