The purpose of this paper is to determine digitization selection strategies to optimize usage by examining digital collections at Stockton University, comparing the library-driven projects to the community-driven ones.
Case study of digitization selection strategy for Special Collections and University Archives, comparing library-driven to community-driven approaches.
Based on webpage analytics of the digital collections, community-driven digitization projects are more successful than library-driven ones.
As a case study, this paper only analyzes a select number of digital collections from one institution.
Those responsible for digitization selection may wish to allow community members to propose collections for digitization.
To the authors’ best knowledge, no other known studies have used user analytics to compare community-driven digitization projects to library-driven ones.
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