The Auburn University Digital Library is a specialized unit of the Auburn University Libraries. Its purpose is to develop accessible digital collections of materials that support the teaching and research of Auburn faculty and students, and that, in turn, further the mission of Auburn University. Based in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, the Auburn University Digital Library draws on a variety of collections-including the rich holdings of Auburn University's Special Collections and Archives Department-and makes them available to educators and students in Alabama and beyond. The Auburn University Digital Library has also played a leading role in promoting digital library projects with other colleges, universities, and libraries in Alabama.
In 2006, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded a two-year National Leadership Grant to the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL) and seven Alabama institutions. These seven institutions are building a low-cost distributed digital preservation network for the state of Alabama using open-source LOCKSS ("Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe") software. The Alabama Digital Preservation Network (ADPNet) will preserve locally created digital assets and will demonstrate a preservation and access solution for academic institutions, state agencies, and community cultural heritage organizations. Aaron Trehub, Director of Library Technology at Auburn University, is the project director. The participating institutions are the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Auburn University, Spring Hill College, Troy University, the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the University of North Alabama.
The MetaArchive Cooperative provides low-cost, high-impact preservation services to help ensure the long-term accessibility of the digital assets of universities, libraries, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions.
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AlabamaMosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama's history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama's archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents and to students, researchers, and the general public in other states and countries.
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