Digital Library Services (DLS) was created as a unit of Washington University Libraries in 2006. Much of the work of DLS during its first year and a half was focused on creating infrastructure—both organizational and technological—to support local digital projects. During the 2006-2007 academic year, Digital Library Services consulted on existing digital projects, developed local and faculty projects, and created the Washington University Digital Gateway.
Full-text transcripts of interviews conducted for the documentary film series Eyes on the Prize are now available online at http://digital.wustl.edu/e/eop/index.html. A 14-part documentary that premiered in 1987, Eyes on the Prize is still regarded as the authoritative film on the U.S. civil rights movement. It was produced by Blackside, Inc., which was founded by Washington University alumnus Henry Hampton and became the largest African-American-owned film production company of its time.
A team of Washington University faculty and staff recently invited John M. Unsworth, Ph.D., to visit the campus to discuss the ongoing development of the Humanities Digital Workshop in Arts & Sciences (HDW), in coordination with Digital Library Services.
In an effort to expand digital work in the humanities at Washington University, Arts & Sciences has hired a new associate director of the Humanities Digital Workshop this summer. Amanda Gailey comes to WU from the University of Nebraska, where she recently earned a doctorate in nineteenth-century American literature and the theory and practice of digital texts. She worked for several years on the Walt Whitman A
A new unit in the University Libraries, Digital Library Services (DLS), was created in March 2006, dedicated to the development of digital library resources at the University. The Digital Library director and head of DLS, Andrew Rouner, comes most recently from the University of Richmond. He worked there on an IMLS grant in partnership with the Perseus Project at Tufts University.
Success with academic digital projects was the general theme of a Washington University visit by David Seaman on May 3-4, 2005. Seaman was founding director of the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library, home to humanities texts and images available on the Internet.