Who to Contact

Who to contact:

  • conservation treatment project:
    • Consult with Preservation Department Conservation & Exhibition Services
      • Request and schedule an assessment of the physical condition of the proposed materials; factor in time to conduct assessment if multiple locations are involved.
      • Discuss and quantify conservation needs
  • cataloging project:
    • Consult with Cataloging & Metadata Services and/or the special collections appropriate for the collection proposed.
      • Share list of proposed materials
      • Evaluate level of existing description
      • Estimate level of effort needed to bring description up to acceptable standard, if necessary
      • Identify any specialized resources required that are currently not available
  • digitization project:
    • Consult with Preservation Department Digital Reformatting & Microfilm Services
      • Request and schedule an assessment of the physical condition of the proposed materials; factor in time to conduct assessment if multiple locations are involved.
      • Discuss and quantify conservation needs, if any.
      • Request a determination on manual, robotic, or specialized scanning.
      • Request a determination on whether the work will be outsourced or handled in-house
    • consult Best Practices for Selection Criteria; see LibGuide for Digital Initiatives for Best Practices documentation
    • identify the copyright status of the collection, e.g. pre-1923, in copyright, or restricted.  Consult the Cornell Copyright Center and their listing.
    • conduct an environmental scan to determine if the selected material has been previously digitized and consider:
      • Does the quality and / or completeness of the existing digitized material suggest that new digitization is justified?
      • Is the existing digitized material considered open access?
  • IT work:
    • Consult with Library IT
      • Describe deliverables to Library-IT
      • Request an estimate of any new systems work needed and required skills, as necessary
  • Consult with your supervisor for suggestions regarding other resources that may be needed such as:  Human Resources or Library Business Office.