Digital Collections Department (Repository and Digital Content Management)

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Digital Collections Department advances the University's teaching and research mission by providing digitization services and support to Northwestern faculty and graduate students. We partner with other Library and University departments to provide these services and to undertake special digitization projects that bring Northwestern's unique and rare collections to researchers around the world.

The department is responsible for the development and administration of the Library's digital repository. This repository provides the infrastructure for preserving and making accessible digital content on a wide variety of web sites, including Repository | Images, Repository | Audio+Video and other digitized collections.

PLEASE NOTE: On September 1, 2015, the Digital Media Lab space will be repurposed and the equipment will be moved downstairs to the Information Commons. Digital Collections staff may remove equipment before that date for maintenance and repair, so lab users are advised to back up their files instead of keeping them on lab computers. If you would like to check equipment availability for a long-term project, please email Digital Collections front desk staff at If you have questions about the services at the Information Commons, please contact the Library Ombudsman at