The Kelly Library Digital Preservation Studio is a staff workspace where we work to provide and enhance sustainable access and preservation for born-digital and digitized materials across our Special Collections: Archives and Rare Books collections. The Digital Preservation Studio also ensures that content on legacy storage hardware and obsolete formats from floppy disks to VHS cassettes survive for the future use of scholars and our students and faculty through conversion to digital formats. Simultaneously, born-digital materials such as emails, websites, MP4s, PDFs, and TIFs are stored, described, and preserved. This work ensures materials and formats survive, but it also ensures their accessibility, both locally and globally, so that scholars anywhere can access these treasures for generations to come.
The Digital Preservation Studio was created with thanks to the Friends of the Kelly Library for funding a significant portion of the equipment that got us started.