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About the Digital Preservation and Access Unit

The Digital Preservation and Access Unit (DPAU) digitizes materials from MSU Libraries' Special Collections, including documents, books, photographs, cassettes, LPs, and artifacts. DPAU manages the resulting digital collections in Scholars Junction, MSU's institutional repository, and creates and manages digital exhibits in Omeka.

Standards and practices

We strive to adhere to national standards and best practices for digital preservation, metadata, and accessibility, including:

Equipment

  • Copibook OS Book Scanner
    For safely and quickly digitizing documents, books, photographs, posters, and more to FADGI standards.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i EOS 600D; EF-S lens
    For photographing 3D objects and oversized materials.
  • EPSON GT 150000 flatbed scanners
    For digitizing text-based materials and photographs.
  • EPSON XL 10000 scanners
    For digitizing slides, negatives, photographs, documents, and other flat materials.
  • Jensen JTA-230 LP Recorder
    For digitizing LP records.
  • Denon DN-T645 recorder and M-audio Profire 2626 audio interface
    For digitizing cassette tapes and CDs.

For more information

Faculty and Staff

Digital Projects Specialist
Phone: (662) 325-8398
Senior Library Associate
Phone: (662) 325-8398