Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting (DCMR) manages digitization and conversion operations throughout the Libraries, performing in-house digitization and arranging vendor-based projects. DCMR primarily digitizes special collections or rare materials, and performs large-scale digitization projects. Most of these digital surrogates can be found in the UMD Digital Collections and Gateways.
The department digitizes numerous formats in its dedicated digitization center, including books, posters, archival manuscripts, photographs, slides, negatives, audio cassettes, open reel tape, and digital audio tape.
The department also manages grant digitization projects, such as the Historic Maryland Newspaper Project (2012-present), funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, partnering with the Library of Congress and other state institutions.