Home > Collections Program >

Digital Resources Program

The Digital Resources Program at Dartmouth College provides leadership for the management, development and assessment of licensed digital resources, promotion of awareness and understanding of scholarly communications issues, and education, outreach and marketing for the Dartmouth community regarding digital collections. 

The Associate Librarian for Information Resources, Elizabeth E. Kirk, manages the Digital Resources Program, and works with staff in all areas of the library, particularly the Acquisitions Department, Cataloging and Metadata, and the subject specialists/bibliographers.

Current projects include:

  • Coordinate evaluation of digital resources for addition to the collection
  • Optimization of digital resource performance
  • New interfaces and options such as mobile interfaces and apps
  • Sessions for library staff on new developments in ebooks and other digital resource trends
  • Assessment of current digital resources using new tools, analysis and testing of tools for usage statistics and cost/use, and educational sessions for library staff regarding these tools
  • Coordination of digital collection development, such as e-only decisions and cooperative purchasing and licensing arrangements
  • Implementation, testing and evaluation of new and evolving platforms and discovery services such as Summon.
  • Participate in the ERM (Electronic Resources Management module from Innovative) Implementation Project Team