Appalachian State University Digital Collections

Contact Information

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

Phone: 828.262.7422



Digital Project Resources

  • Project Models and Guide
  • Letter of Intent and Grant Documents
  • Digital Preservation and Maintenance Procedures
  • Digital Software and Database Packages
  • National and International Standards
  • NC ECHO Mid-year review and presentations
  • NC ECHO Guidelines

Digital Project Development Process

  • Funding and Grant writing
  • Timelines and work projections
  • Developing a work schedule
  • Determining Human and Technology Requirements
  • Metadata Selection and Creation
  • Selecting Suitable Project Materials 
  • Selecting Software and Hardware
  • Establishing Scanning Guidelines
  • Establishing Controlled Vocabulary
  • Documentation
  • Steps to protect and preserve digital objects

Using CONTENTdm (Version 4.3 - 5.0)

  • Why we chose CONTENTdm           
  • Establishing specialized metadata and field properties
  • Using Acquisition Station
  • Building a database
  • Search Feature
  • Using ISO date standard

Using Primary Documents

  • Using the Digital Collections
  • Distinguishing the authenticity of online source material
  • Print versus digital sources
  • Citing digital sources

Copyright Statement:

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 for 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.