About Our Collections

The University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library began providing digital access to materials from the University Archives in 2005, when back issues of the Aquinas, the University's student newspaper, were digitized and published on the web. Since then, the Library has digitized more than 30,000 other images from the Archives while also beginning to collect born digital records from the University's history. Digital collections are administered by the Library's Digital Services Department, established in 2008, with support from the University Archives and Special Collections, Cataloging, and Library Systems Departments.

The Weinberg Memorial Library digitizes small format items such as photographs, documents, slides, and negatives in-house, while large format items and books are outsourced to professional digitization vendors. Digital collections are published to the web using CONTENTdm management software and are described using a customized version of the Dublin Core metadata element set. The Library is continually digitizing materials and will be adding new digital collections in the near future.

For information about requesting copies of digital images, please view our Digital Reproduction Policy. Other questions about the Library’s digital collections and digitization services may be addressed to the Digital Services department at digitalcollections@scranton.edu.