The Digital Curation and Production Services Department (DCAPS) develops, builds, and maintains digital library collections for Duke University Libraries and the Duke campus community. DCAPS brings together a staff skilled in the curation of digital objects, digitization of library collections, metadata creation, project management, and software development. Our responsibilities include:

  • Reformatting library collections to promote their discovery, access, and use in research
  • Preserving digital assets of value to the Duke community
  • Leading initiatives related to digitization and digital preservation
  • Consulting and support in our areas of expertise: digital capture, metadata architecture, digital asset curation, and web design

Our department includes a team of Digital Repository Content Analysts, a Metadata Architect, a Digital Project Developer, and the Digital Production Center, which performs high-quality digital captures of physical collections. 

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