Dartmouth Digital Library Program

The Dartmouth Digital Library Program (DLP) promotes innovative research and teaching through the strategic digitization of Library collections and the open access publication of digital scholarship. The DLP responds to increasing demands for global access to our collections, broader dissemination of the work of the Dartmouth community, and preservation of rare materials. Through the DLP, we proactively anticipate future directions and provide campus leadership in digital production and publishing. The DLP brings the expertise of our Library staff to bear on collaborative projects that promote digital work throughout Dartmouth. Through the combined expertise of the Library staff involved with the DLP, our work includes:

  • the digitization and long-term management of selected Library collections and materials, such as images, manuscripts, papers, time-based media, and digital only content
  • provision of access to the results of the Digital Library Program work
  • digital publishing of works such as books, journals, scholarly editions, and other kinds of content
  • digital exhibits
  • exploration of emerging trends and technologies in digital production and publishing

The results of all of our digital work, including collections, publications, and exhibits, are free and available to the public.

About our staff

The expertise provided within the Digital Library Program includes digitization, metadata, preservation, conservation, rights management, and the development of technology solutions for presentation, access and long term management of the content.

Staff by name, with area of expertise

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Digital Collections

Our collections include selected holdings of the Dartmouth College Library and other digital materials. They are publicly available and currently range from medieval manuscripts to entire Arctic encyclopedias to electronic musical compositions.

Click through to explore correspondence of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry from the War of 1812, memoirs of Theodor Seuss Geisel, and more.

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Digital Publishing

The DDLP helps faculty to publish and support original scholarly content in a digital environment. Several innovative online journals have been created and edited at Dartmouth, and our first scholarly monograph, Dartmouth Emeritus Professor of Classics William Scott's The Artistry of the Homeric Simile, joined them in 2010.

Click through to browse the Journal of e-Media Studies and check out Linguistic Discovery. Also available are Scott's The Oral Nature of the Homeric Simile and the digital edition of Regiomontanus' Defensio Theonis.

Interested in working with the DDLP? Details about the Edward Connery Lathem '51 Digital Library Fellowship, a year-long, post-graduate position, are available here.