About the Washington University Digital Gateway
The Washington University Digital Gateway serves two main purposes:
- to be a primary point of entry for discovery of all (especially locally-created) Washington University digital collections and digital projects, and
- to provide a similar single point of entry for anyone in the Washington University community interested in digital projects, archives and scholarly editions, digital publishing and digital preservation.
This Washington University Digital Gateway is maintained by Digital Library Services (DLS), a unit of the Washington University Libraries created in 2006 to serve the entire Washington University community. DLS exists to enable the Washington University community to create, deliver, preserve and maintain scholarly digital content. DLS collaborates with units from within the library and across the University in these efforts, including:
- Humanities Digital Workshop (HDW)
- The Center for Empirical Research in the Law (CERL)
- American Culture Studies
- University GIS (now part of University Libraries)
Many digital projects from the collections page of this site link to projects hosted on other Washington University sites, in addition to collections created and hosted on the site. Digital assets for digital preservation, digital projects or publication meet minimum requirements for file formats and metadata, and will be aggregated where possible to facilitate cross-collection searching and discovery on the World Wide Web.
Digital Library Services staff and offices are located in A32 of the John M. Olin Library, which is regularly open 8:30-5:00. Digital Library Services staff are available for initial consultation on any project, and we encourage you to drop by, or contact us with your questions.