Restructuring & Reimagining Digital Collections

Wednesday, 2/6/2019
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

In 2017 the University of Virginia Library administration commissioned an internal task force to identify best practices for digital project workflows. At the time, the process of moving digital collections from idea to completion was opaque for all staff involved in the process, and most were frustrated with both the process and the results. The ensuing task force report articulated foundational principles, identified needed tools, recommended specific changes to practice, and proposed an outline for a comprehensive workflow. All recommendations were accepted by the administration, and the Digital Collections Team was created in early 2018 to operationalize the recommendations. This effort includes a restructuring and reimagining of workflows, as well as enabling culture change in how we interact with each other and the content. This webinar will discuss the roles and responsibilities of the membership in this multi-unit group, the nascent workflows and experiments with new communication paths, as well as the tools in use to support these new ways of interacting with each other and the tasks associated with making digital content available.

Learning Outcomes

Share experiences with creating and documenting new workflows in replacement of existing workflows as well as experiences with communication and culture change.

Who Should Attend

Individuals working with dissemination of digital content and other workflows driven aspects of librarianship


Jennifer O’Brien Roper is the Director for Digital Strategies at the University of Virginia Library in Charlottesville, VA. She received her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has spent 20 years working in academic libraries to connect scholars to resources.

Ellen Catz Ramsey is Director for Scholarly Repository Services at the University of Virginia Library in Charlottesville, VA. She received her MLIS from Florida State University and her M.Ed. from the University of Virginia and works to make scholarly content generated by and for the UVA community openly accessible whenever possible.







Participant ($USD)
ALCTS Member (individual) 43
Nonmember (individual)       59
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.     129

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