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. 

Our projects include:


From Our Blog:

  • descriptive imageTwo years ago, Duke Libraries Advisory Council for Digital Collections launched a new process for

    October 17, 2019
  • Last week, I went to go see the movie IT: Chapter 2. One thing I really appreciated about the movie was how it used a scene’s lighting to full effect. Some scenes are brightly lit to signify the friendship among the main characters. Conversely, there are dark scenes that signify the evil

    September 24, 2019
  • descriptive image(Header image: Illustration by Jørgen Stamp CC BY 2.5 Denmark)

    September 23, 2019
  • descriptive imageResonance: the reinforcement or prolongation of sound by reflection from a surface

    September 10, 2019
  • descriptive imageHere in the DUL Information Technology Services organization, we continue to embrace

    September 9, 2019