The Digital Archives of Colorado College is a permanent web-based repository that organizes, preserves and makes available the creative, scholarly and institutional work of the faculty, staff and students of Colorado College. The Digital Archives collects current as well as historical material with the intention of making these works available in perpetuity.
The Digital Archives of Colorado College is Colorado College's local implementation of the Alliance Digital Repository, a joint effort by the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries to develop digital repository services for libraries in Colorado and Wyoming.
The Digital Archives complements traditional campus archives by specifically seeking to preserve files that are "born digital" or the result of digitization projects. Editors of campus publications change, websites disappear; a report is deleted from a hard drive after a conference or committee meeting, etc. Digital archives are designed to accept and preserve this content for the long-term.
Along with serving a preservation function, Tutt Library and the Digital Archives seek to provide support to those who would like to participate in the Open Access publishing movement by making their research widely available. The Digital Archives can serve as a platform for the public dissemination of scholarly work, while allowing authors to reserve their intellectual property rights.
For information on how to deposit your own materials, or if you would like to suggest other campus publications or works for inclusion, please contact Jessy Randall, the Curator of Special Collections and College Archivist. You can also contact the Digital Archives group via email or read more about what is involved in depositing material with the Digital Archives.
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