About the Washington University Digital Gateway
The Washington University Digital Gateway serves two main purposes:
- to be a primary point of entry for discovery of all (especially locally-created) Washington University digital collections and digital projects, and
- to provide a similar single point of entry for anyone in the Washington University community interested in digital projects, archives and scholarly editions, digital publishing and digital preservation.
The Washington University Digital Gateway is maintained by the Scholarly Publishing division (formerly Digital Library Services) of the Washington University Libraries. Since 2006 its mission has been to enable the Washington University community to create, deliver, preserve and maintain scholarly digital content. We collaborates with units from within the library and across the University in these efforts, including:
- Humanities Digital Workshop (HDW)
- The Center for Empirical Research in the Law (CERL)
- American Culture Studies
- University GIS (now part of University Libraries)
Many digital projects from the collections page of this site link to projects hosted on other Washington University sites, in addition to collections created and hosted on the site. Digital assets for digital preservation, digital projects or publication meet minimum requirements for file formats and metadata, and will be aggregated where possible to facilitate cross-collection searching and discovery on the World Wide Web.
The imaging and web development operations of Scholarly Publishing are moving to Washington University’s West Campus location starting in 2016. The director, copyright librarian and repository librarian are located on the third floor of Olin Library on the Danforth campus. Staff are available for initial consultation on any digital project or publishing initiative, and we encourage you to drop by Olin Library, or contact us with your questions.