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Digital Services and Technologies

Digital Services and Technologies (DST) maintains the digital and physical infrastructure that powers the Libraries' support of teaching, learning, research, and creativity for the University community. DST manages complex technical projects, develops applications and interfaces, digitizes materials, enables discovery of library resources, supports technology-equipped learning spaces, and researches new technologies. 

DST consists of the following departmentsConsortial Library Applications Support, Digital Conversation & Media Reformatting, Digital Programs & Initiatives, Software Systems Development & Research, and User & Systems Support.

Portrait of David Dahl

David Dahl

Associate Dean of Digital Services and Technologies (Librarian III)

Consortial Library Applications Support

The Consortial Library Applications Support (CLAS) department is the driving force for efficiency and effectiveness in the Libraries' partnership with the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium, providing technical support for the shared systems and initiatives of USMAI and its 17 member libraries.

Staff listing for Consortial Library Applications Support

Digital Conversion & Media Reformatting

The Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting (DCMR) department manages digitization and conversion operations throughout the Libraries, performing in-house operations and managing vendor-based projects.

Staff listing for Digital Conversion & Media Reformatting

Digital Programs & Initiatives

The Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI) department facilitates and coordinates the creation, acquisition, discovery, and preservation of digital assets and library resources through digital library systems management, digital repository management, digital curation, and discovery services development.

Staff listing for Digital Programs & Initiatives

Software Systems Development & Research

The Software Systems Development & Research (SSDR) department configures software for server based applications, operates backend systems infrastructure, develops software for applications and their integrations, and researches software systems to support future services.

Staff listing for Software Systems Development & Research

User & Systems Support

The User & Systems Support (USS) department provides technical support to Libraries' staff and manages the Libraries' technical and physical infrastructure, including servers, computers, and physical spaces, and provides system administration and user support services to the University community and other partners.

Staff listing for User & Systems Support

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