What we do
The Digital Library Section (DLS) is responsible for developing, managing and supporting digital library collections and services.
DLS staff work with colleagues across the digital library community worldwide and are often at the ‘cutting edge’ of developments.
We work with organisations such as JISC, RLUK, RLG and SCURL in developing new services for library users and are always pleased to hear from other organisations who are interested in forming project partnerships, or who simply want to exchange experiences.
Our major areas of activity are:
- Supporting and developing the Library Management System; Voyager.
- Managing and delivering digital collections, such as e-journals, ebooks and bibliographic databases.
- Managing library cataloguing, acquisitions and inter-library loan functions.
- Providing the e-reserve service.
- Developing a research publications service to support the Open Access Publications Policy.
- Providing technical support and development to widen access to our special collections (e.g. through digitisation).
- Developing and improving online access to our collections and services, e.g. services like Searcher and Aquabrowser, as well as the Information Services website.
- Contributing to the Scottish Digital Library Consortium (SDLC). The SDLC central administrative staff are based in DLS.
- The Digital Library seeks to innovate and contribute to the national and international digital library agenda through project grants and partnerships, e.g. the JISC- funded Benefits of Sharing project.
This article was published on Oct 31, 2012