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Digital Initiatives & Preservation: Welcome

A basic description of key services and collections in the Digital Initiatives & Preservation department.

Contact Information

Hannah Miller
Digital Initiatives and Preservation Librarian

Jessie de la Cruz
University Archivist and Curator of Special Collections

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, Blu-ray, and other analog and digital formats, as well as for advice on any media related topic.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 6pm

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

Key Services


  • Develops and maintains the library's collection of 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
  • 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 permissible
  • Provides media-specific reference service and consultation for users 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
  • 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

Digitzation Samples

Glass plate digitization sample