This post was written by Linda Friend, Head, Scholarly Publishing Services.

Welcome to our discovery space. The concept of 100 Digital Discoveries is based on the idea that there are many stories behind every digital collection and service that the University Libraries provides.

One strength we have is the range of unique collections at the Penn State Libraries that are either born-digital or have been digitized for access, use, and preservation.  Another is the dedicated staff in numerous departments who work behind the scenes to make the “magic” happen.

We take the broad view of “discovery,” including the processes and creative solutions that go into curating and making digital objects available for scholars, and providing other services for users to find their way to the scholarly materials they need.  Such expertise may be content or subject knowledge, skills in digital forensics, project management, archives and processing, digitization, web development, intellectual property, metadata, publishing, etc.

We welcome contributors from the Libraries, and ideas from anyone about what would make a good commentary.

If you have ideas for a topic or wish to contribute a post, please contact one of the following for more information:

  • Helene Huet (hih103@psu.edu) – Managing Editor and Digital Scholarship Services Graduate Assistant
  • Linda Friend (lxf5@psu.edu)
  • Patricia Hswe (pmh22@psu.edu)

Guidance on writing a blog post for 100 Digital Discoveries may be found here.

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