Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS) is the division within the University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries that provides services and technologies for managing digital content in all phases of its lifecycle. DSS works with stakeholders throughout the UMD Libraries to conceptualize, manage, and implement projects. DSS provides a host of technology-related services to both UMD Libraries staff and also to the UMD community at large.
DSS is comprised of five departments:
- Consortial Library Applications Support (CLAS)
- Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting (DCMR)
- Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI)
- Software Systems Development and Research (SSDR)
- User Systems and Support (USS)
The mission of the DigiStew blog is to raise awareness about the work of the Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS) Division to UMD Libraries staff and the larger information professional community. Posts will highlight project work within the division, collaboration with outside partners, and also serve as a mechanism for communicating about potential tools and techniques that we may use in the future.