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Web and Digitization Services (WDS)

The Web and Digitization Services (WDS) Department provides guidance and support for web and digitization initiatives within the UNLV Libraries. The department is responsible for the design, maintenance, and presentation of the UNLV Libraries' website, as well as issues related to digitization of primary source materials, development of internal digital projects, collaborative ventures within UNLV and with local and regional entities related to library digital projects and collections, and internal training for library staff in these areas.

Projects that involve development of a computer application or database to manage information resources and services, or that involve presentation and conversion of a physical item (book, article, map, video, audio, etc.) into the digital environment, are handled by this library department. WDS is currently focused on these areas of digital applications in libraries:

  • Digitization of library materials and resources
  • Maintenance and presentation of UNLV Libraries' web services and website
  • Local and national collaborative digitization and digital projects
  • Consultation on grant writing and monetary/staff support for digital endeavors within the UNLV Libraries

In addition, WDS uses CONTENTdm™ as its image content management system, which helps facilitate building and sharing digitization and digital collections over the internet. The department maintains and supports a separate server for this, and provides library support in the development of streaming media and searchable databases.

WDS equipment and facilities

Access to WDS equipment and facilities is available only to UNLV Libraries' staff at this time. UNLV faculty wishing to discuss collaborative web and digital projects should contact Kee Choi, Web Technical Support Manager at 895-2201 or at kee.choi@unlv.edu.

Staff:
Annie Sattler, Library Technician I
Brian Egan, Web Multimedia Designer
Hong Zhang, Application Developer
Alex Dolski, Application Developer
Michael Yunkin, Web Content/Usability Specialist
Cory Lampert, Digitization Projects Librarian
Kee Choi, Web Technical Support Manager

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Lied Library interior, 2006

Recent Projects:

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View WDS digital projects & exhibits

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Workshops & PowerPoint Presentations

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Software developed by WDS