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Digital Collection Management

Bring new life to your rare materials and special collections

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MANAGE—Customize without any programming skills

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DELIVER—On the Web and in WorldCat

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PRESERVE—Safe, long-term storage of your valuable resources

OCLC offers a range of solutions to support the digital life cycle, including managing, sharing and preserving primary source materials. Whether you have digital collections of photos, audio/video files, documents, newspapers, maps or any combination of materials, OCLC can provide the expertise and services you need.


Share your digital collections on the Web

CONTENTdm Digital Collection Management Software can make everything in your digital collections available to online researchers, everywhere. Whatever the format—local history archives, newspapers, books, maps, slide libraries or audio/video—CONTENTdm can handle the storage, management and delivery of your collections to your users across the Web.

Maximize Web visibility of your digital collections via WorldCat

Through your efforts in building digital collections, your unique treasures are showcased on the Web. Having devoted the resources to creating these collections, broadening visibility and access is of foremost importance. The WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway provides you with a self-service tool for uploading the metadata of your unique digital content to WorldCat—the premier database of library materials. Once your metadata is in WorldCat, your collections are more visible and discoverable by users who search WorldCat.org, as well as Google, Yahoo! and other popular websites. The Gateway is compatible with all OAI-compliant repositories, such as CONTENTdm, and is available at no charge.

Preserve your digital master files

You can store your master files and digital originals in a secure, managed storage environment with OCLC's Digital Archive. The Digital Archive provides both a secure environment for you to easily manage and monitor the health of your digital content, as well as a foundation for digital preservation of all your digital collections.

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