Appalachian State University Digital Collections

Contact Information

For questions about the ASU
Digital Collections, please contact Pam Mitchem.

Phone: 828.262.7422


About the Appalachian State University Digital Collections

Digital Initiatives Mission Statement

Belk Library’s Digital Collections and Digital Initiatives are efforts to create a digital repository for archival and historical materials related to the culture of the Appalachian region. Digital projects will address the needs and activities of the university community, North Carolina, and/or Appalachia.

The mission of the Digital Projects Steering Committee is to help the Library effectively manage current and future digitization opportunities, to lead in the Library's development of new digital initiatives and best practices for digital projects, and to provide guidance to those in the Library that seek to develop new web services. The committee does this in order to:

  • Preserve our intellectual and cultural heritage
  • Provide access to resources at the learner's point-of-need
  • Encourage and facilitate the production of original and creative scholarship
  • Provide a service to the campus community and beyond

Copyright Statements

Appalachian State University Library’s Digital Collections are provided free for educational use under Fair Use as outlined by current U.S. Copyright law and accompanying guidelines. Individuals may reproduce Digital Collection materials (print, download or make copies) without prior permission research, teaching and private study. However, written permission from Appalachian State University’s Belk Library or the rights holder must be obtained and given to the appropriate Belk Library representative before using an item for publishing or commercial purposes. Requests for permission should be addressed to Appalachian State Digital Collections, Special Collections or University Archives. In some instances, Belk Library does not have complete information about authors, publishers, or other persons associated with the materials in their collection. The Special Collections and University Archives appreciate hearing from anyone who may have additional information about any of the items in the collection and from those who may wish to donate Appalachian resources to Appalachian State University.

The Beulah C. Campbell Collection illustrations were donated to the Beulah Campbell Collection, but Appalachian State University and Belk Library do not hold the copyright in these illustrations. The images are presented here to enable persons to obtain an overview of the Beulah Campbell Collection, and the images are for educational use only.

Copyright for the images on the Appalachian State University Historical Photographs Collection site is held by Appalachian State University. The images are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. Appalachian State University Historical Photographs Collection, University Archives and Records, Special Collections, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials, without the written permission of the Appalachian State University, is strictly prohibited. Please refer to the collection Web site for more information.