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Digital Projects

Experience the library through our digital spaces, including digital collection platforms and social media.

Decker Library implements, manages, and promotes digitization programs, including digital repository services, and serves as intellectual partner to digital pedagogy and scholarship efforts.

Interested in hearing more? Contact us at digitaldecker@mica.edu for more information.

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We work on a number of digital projects for the purpose of preservation and access. Here's where you can find our work.

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Decker Library Website User Experience Project

This details the reorganization of Decker Library's information architecture in preparation of MICA's website migration/redesign. We broke down our work into four phases and provided information and resources on this site.

Digital Initiatives@Decker Library

Decker Library on Internet Archive

Decker Library uses Internet Archive as a platform for audiovisual collections. There you'll find the MICA Mades collection, which consists of audio and moving image material depicting MICA events, guest lecturers, advertisements, and more.

Decker Library on Internet Archive

MICA Digital Library

The MICA Digital Library is a cross-campus platform for digital collections. Here you'll find graduate theses, our artists' books, and more from our Special Collections.

MICA Digital Library
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Personal Digital Archiving: How to create a digital archive for your work, thesis, and career

This site will guide you through the basic principles of digital archiving and digital preservation so you can take control of your work's digital future by managing your files, ensuring their accessibility, and submitting your work to Decker Library's Graduate Theses Collection. You will learn about: - Why digital preservation is important for you - The basic steps for preserving your digital files - What to take into consideration when documenting your work - Recommended formats for long-term preservation and submission to Decker Library

Personal Digital Archiving

NDSR Art Residency

Decker Library was awarded a grant to host a resident from the National Digital Stewardship Residency in Art program. Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez is the resident from July 2018 through July 2019. The focus of her residency is to re-evaluate how Decker is acquiring, preserving, and providing access to graduate theses by MICA students.

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The Art of Digital Stewardship: Content, Context, and Structure

As the culminating event for the National Digital Stewardship Residency for Art Information (NDSR Art), the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) hosted The Art of Digital Stewardship: Content, Context, and Structure. During this symposium, NDSR Art residents from MICA's Decker Library, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Small Data Industries presented possible solutions for the acquisition, preservation, and access of digital art and art information, from preserving born-digital documentation of the museum experience to working with at-risk artists' archives.

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