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 departments: Consortial Library Applications Support, Digital Conversation & Media Reformatting, Digital Programs & Initiatives, Software Systems Development & Research, and User & Systems Support.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.