Digital Projects and Production Services

Duke Digital Libraries Digital Collections home pageThe Digital Projects and Production Services Department (DPPS) brings together a staff skilled in various aspects of information technology to support the mission of Duke University Libraries. Our skills include application development, digitization of library collections, metadata creation, project management, and the development of strategies for sustainable programs. Our mission of consists of four main areas:

  • Digitization services and consulting for the Duke community
  • Collaboration and consulting on a wide range of digital library projects
  • Oversight and management of the library's digital collections program
  • Leadership in technology in the library

Our department includes a team of Digital Projects Developers, a Metadata Architect (position currently open), and the Digital Production Center, which performs high-quality digital captures of physical collections. 

Our projects include:

  • page design and branding for the Duke University Libraries website.
  • development and maintenance of the Duke Digital Collections website. On this site, we publish digital captures of collections held by the libraries.
  • digitization of collections held by the libraries and selected campus partners.
  • support for the libraries' efforts in digital preservation.
  • innovative approaches to the discovery and visualization of library resources.


From Our Blog:

  • The Record BarMany of my Bitstreams posts have featured old-school audio formats (wax cylinder, cassette and open reel tape,

    August 28, 2015
  • We experience a number of different cycles in the Digital Projects and Production Services Department (DPPS). There is of course the project lifecycle, that mysterious abstraction by which we try to find commonalities in work processes that can seem unique for every case. We follow the academic

    August 24, 2015
  • duke chapelThe Library is currently in the middle of digitizing sermons from the Duke University Chapel recordings housed in the

    August 14, 2015
  • In a recent feature on their blog, our colleagues at NCSU Libraries posted some photographs of dogs from their collections. Being a person generally interested in dogs and old photographs, I became curious where dogs show up in Duke’s Digital Collections. Using very unsophisticated methods

    August 7, 2015
  • chrondigblog_zeutschelflatbedcropToday we will take a detailed look at how the Duke Chronicle, the

    July 31, 2015