Institutional Repositories at UMass Lowell: A National Model for Academic Libraries

Primary Sources

The Library is engaged in a multi-year project to digitize all (or appropriate samples) of the University’s primary source documents and records currently in our inventory, and upload these records to our fourth major digital repository (to the Omeka application or its successor). These consist of  records and document management of the Martin T. Meehan Congressional Collection.  The Library’s web production editor and web designer will publish new websites featuring these newly-digitized documents and records. Because the University holds thousands of primary source document and record sets, ranging from a few items to hundreds of boxes, this effort will leverage one of our greatest resources.

For UML to date and its precursor schools, the Library will ensure complete digitization of our preserved institutional records.

In addition, the Library will train and supervise student workers and manage the process of adding new collections to this fourth major digital repository preserving Lowell’s, the region’s, and the university’s history.