St Andrews Digital Collections project

We are currently working with the University Library on setting up an Islandora repository for the St Andrews Digital Collections project. The project came into being as a result of efforts from the Digital Humanities Research Librarian to promote to Library’s Special Collections and to increase access to rare materials within Special Collections’ holdings through making a growing proportion of materials available digitally to University staff and students as well as to the general public.

According to the map of the Islandora community the Digital Collections repository will be the second instance of an islandora installation in the UK and the first example od a UK University Libary adopting the software. The availability of various solution packs and the emerging support for the Digital Humanities within the software made Islandora a particularly attractive option for this project.

The repository runs on existing Research Computing infrastructure and is now at a stage where content is added. More information on this resource and when it will become available to the public will follow in due course.