Collecting and Digitizing Forgotten Graduate Student Scholarship: The PILOs Project at Texas A&M University

Violeta Ilik*, Sarah Potvin, Jeannette Ho, Sandra L. Tucker, Gail P. Clement, James Creel, Gang Gary Wan

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Abstract

This article describes a project at Texas A&M University Libraries to add a group of legacy student works (Projects in Lieu of Theses or Dissertations, or PILOs) to the collections in both hard copy and digital form. These unique works of institutional scholarship constitute a new area of acquisition for the libraries. The authors describe the new team-based workflows necessitated to evaluate, acquire, catalog, store, digitize, and preserve these reports. The cross-unit team that designed and implemented the project has devised a successful model upon which future collection development efforts can be built.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-274
Number of pages22
JournalCollection Management
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2014

Keywords

  • acquisition
  • cataloging
  • graduate student works
  • institutional repositories
  • metadata
  • retrospective digitization
  • team-based workflows

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Library and Information Sciences

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