Digitization and Metadata Services

The Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship staff consult on digitization, description, and preservation of digital collections to enable long-term discovery and sustainability of materials.


The following equipment and software are available for general use within the Center.  Staff are glad to assist patrons with their use of these tools:


The following guidelines, authored by Hesburgh Libraries’ staff to ensure consistency among internal projects, are available for general use:

Recommended Steps for Digitizing Collections (PDF)

Digital Processing Standards and Best Practices (PDF)

Discovery and User Interface Best Practices (PDF)

Rights Management Guidelines (PDF)

Accessible PDF Guidelines (PDF)

Metadata Application Profile (PDF)

Visual Resources Metadata Best Practices (PDF)

Audio Video Metadata Best Practices (PDF)

Patent Metadata Best Practices (PDF)

Production Facility

The Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship also includes a production facility focused on the digitization of Hesburgh Libraries’ collections.  Digitization projects range from rare books and special collections that are publicly accessible via the web to films and audio materials made available to students enrolled in Notre Dame courses.          

Submit a Digitization Request

To submit an online digitization request, complete this digitization request digitization request form.

Contact Us

For information about digitization and metadata services, please contact:

Alex Papson, Metadata and Digital Projects Librarian
apapson@nd.edu | ph. 574-631-3282