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Digital Initiatives & Preservation: Welcome

A basic description of key services and collections in the Media Services department.

Contact Information

Digital Initiatives & Preservation Front Desk

Erin McCaffrey
Digital Initiatives & Preservation Librarian

Dave Devine
Digital Content Project Manager

Sean Gruno
Digital Content Specialist

About Digital Initiatives & Preservation

Dayton Memorial Library's Digital Initiatives & Preservation Department is a full service media support facility located in DML Room 104. The department also includes Archives & Special Collections, administration and maintenance of the library's digital collections in our digital repositories, and maintaining web content for the library. We encourage you to visit and browse our collection of DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, slides and other analog and digital formats, as well as for advice on any media related topic.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8am to 6pm

Friday 8am to 5pm

(Please note: the office may be closed for short periods to allow for equipment deliveries and installation.)

Digital Initiatives & Preservation Front Desk: 303-458-4265

Key Services


  • Develops and maintains the library's collection of over 8,000 videos and audio programs
  • Develops and creates digital projects and images for the library's collections
  • Produces and captures live content for the library's collections
  • Develops and maintains the Fr. Becker Slide Collection, a collection of over 70,000 art history-related images
  • Distributes the collections to individuals, groups and classes locally and at a distance
  • Digitizes, converts and archives content for library collections and special collections when permissable
  • Provides media-specific reference service and consultation for patrons searching for content


  • Staffs and supports the department's circulation and reference desk, the media-specific counterpart to the library's main circulation desk
  • Schedules, supports and maintains the library classrooms, production lab and studio and all related equipment
  • Captures and edits academic content at campus events
  • Supports a variety of indoor and outdoor campus events with equipment and expertise
  • Supports and helps maintain various large event venues campus-wide
  • Maintains an inventory of audio and video production and post-production equipment
  • Maintains an inventory of digitization equipment capable of converting the majority of obsolete audio and video formats
  • Supports, maintains and expands RUTV, the University's closed-circuit television system
  • Maintains and schedules an inventory of equipment for checkout to the Regis community
  • Provides advice, training and equipment for faculty, staff and students attempting to produce original programming
  • Provides advice, training and equipment for faculty, staff and students to digitize existing programming

Services to the University

Members of the Media Services department serve on a variety of university and library committees, including the Academic Technology Committee,the Collection Development Committee, REM and the Kaltura Users' Group.  On average, Media Services staff also support at least 70 large and small campus events throughout the year.

Digitzation Samples

Glass plate digitization sample