100 Digital Discoveries is about the unique collection holdings at the Penn State Libraries that are either born digital or have been digitized for broader access and use. Our purpose is to put a spotlight on the various objects, collections, and projects to which Publishing and Curation Services and other departments and libraries contribute, or have contributed, an aspect of curation expertise. Such expertise may be content or subject knowledge, skills in digital forensics, project management, archives and processing, digitization, metadata, publishing, etc. We will also tell stories about items from our digital collections.
We also wish to promote transparency about our processes, especially in terms of how digital projects are conceived, designed, carried out, implemented, marketed, maintained, and assessed. Some of these posts will show our experience; others will show us learning as well as experimenting and innovating. The idea is to enlarge upon, and provide some context for, these collections – toward an enhanced understanding of their potential role in the teaching, learning, and research activities of the Penn State community and beyond. We hope there will be innumerable discoveries arising from this blog, in both the writing and the reading of it.
If you have ideas for a topic or want to contribute, please see our “Contributor Guidance”.