Standards, Policies and Procedures for Digital Collections

Williams College Archives and Special Collections adheres to national and international community-based standards and best practices in all its work.

A Digital Collection Development Policy summarizes our digital program effort.

Our overall operations:

Metadata:

Williams College Archives MODS Guidelines

Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS)

Visual Resources Association (VRA) Core

Oxygen XML Editor

Text Wrangler

Digitization:

Federal Agencies Guidelines Initiative(FADGI) Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials

Equipment:

Epson Expression 10000XL Flatbed Scanners (2)

Nikon D60 with SLR lens (1)

Smith-Victor K82 2-Light 500 Watt Ultra Cool Portable Kit (120V AC) (2)

Magnetic Board (1)

Software:

SilverFast Epson IT8 (flatbeds)

Nikon Transfer Utility (digital camera)

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Bridge

Adobe Lightroom

Handbrake

Digital Asset Management System:

Unbound, Williams Digital Commons is an Islandora system based on Fedora and Solr that uses a number of additional tools to support application messaging, the web interface, and linked open data. Information Technology and Libraries are developing a wiki documenting all aspects of the system.