Digital Collections

Binghamton University Digital Collections

The Binghamton University Libraries’ Digital Collections is a gateway to born-digital and retrospectively digitized materials unique to the Binghamton University community,  a small portion of which is restricted to on-campus only.  The purpose of the Libraries’ digital collections is to provide access to materials in order to enhance scholarship, teaching, and community engagement. The collection will continue to grow as more of our collections are digitized and described, and as we develop partnerships with the campus and community.

Contact us to learn more about how you can partner with the Libraries to develop digital collections.

We invite you to explore our collections below.

About our Digital Collections

Our main source of our digital collections is from the Libraries’ Special Collections. While we have been digitizing materials from Special Collections for many years, this represents a very small portion of our special collections. We encourage you to visit our Libraries to view our unique Special Collections.

We also partner with other departments on campus to build digital collections in support of research projects, digital scholarship projects, and exhibits.

Our digital collections platforms include Omkea and BePress’ Digital Commons. We use Ex Libris’ Rosetta for digital preservation.  We have also submitted several of our collections to New York Heritage. We use Dublin Core for descriptive metadata.

Propose a Digital Collection

We are able to support the creation of new digital collections whether the materials have been digitzed or not.  Building a new digital collection provides preservation and access, and ensures the availability of materials for teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.