DLA Collections


Digital Library and Archives (DLA) has developed a range of online collections since its origins as the Scholarly Communications Project in 1989. Some were developed for the university at large, such as VT ImageBase (digital image database) and ETDs (electronic theses and dissertations). Others grew out of continuing collaborations with various colleges, such as CAUS and the International Archive of Women in Architecture, and with CLAHS on the Peacock-Harper Culinary History Collection.

Several collections have resulted from our work directly with Virginia Tech faculty. For example, the origins of the department began with the publication of online academic journals - EJournals. DLA hosts projects in the Faculty Archives, which are grew out of the academic, research and teaching, or the extra curricular interests of the VT faculty. These archives include both scanned and born-digital projects, and are distinct from our work with faculty to host ejournals.

DLA collaborates with other universities as well to expand the use of technology for digital libraries. Its participation in the MetaArchive Cooperative, for example, has contributed to the development of a distributed digital preservation network. One outcome is the preservation of more than 70 unique library collections securely stored at six geographically dispersed sites.

Contact Gail McMillan, DLA director, if you'd like us to host your work(s).