Libraries Digital Program Division

The Libraries Digital Program Division was created in September 2002 to help shape current and future digital library projects into a coherent, Libraries-based digital program. The new division creates a focal point for digital library planning and coordination as well as a higher level of support for the implementation of key technical infrastructure components needed for Columbia's evolving digital library.

The Division's key strategic task areas include:

  1. Website Development. Providing technical, design, editorial, planning, training, and infrastructure support for the Libraries' web sites (LibraryWeb, SWIFT (staff only), Behind the Scenes, CUL Bookmarks, Alumni/Friends Gateway), as well as Blog and Wiki (staff only) platforms.

  2. Collection-Based Digitization. Creating digital representations and research tools based on Columbia's print and other traditional collections, when appropriate in collaboration with other institutions and collections;

  3. Long-Term Digital Preservation. Working collaboratively with the Preservation Division and the Libraries Information Technology Office, LDPD is charged with developing systems, software and procedures for ensuring the long-term availability of digital content for which Columbia Libraries has responsibility.