Dr. Dot Donovan (they/them) , Instructor

Special & Digital Collections Program Lead Librarian

Special and Digital Collections Unit

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Role in the Library

As the Special & Digital Collections Program Lead Librarian I oversee all aspects of the Special & Digital Collections Unit, including the creation of policies, staffing, and upkeep of collections. I do my work by applying an ethics of care. 

Currently the Special & Digital Collections Unit is focused on a backlog of physical collections requiring reprocessing, including the creation of finding aids. For our digital collections we are focusing on a narrow scope of work, including digitizing items from collections that have been reprocessed, and metadata cleanup initiatives in the digital repository (https://digital.auraria.edu). Additionally, we have a large number of book items and published materials that require cataloging, as well as a large-scale re-shifting and re-shelving project in our stacks. We appreciate your patience while these activities may limit our capacity to accommodate all requests. 

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