About This Repository
In support of the University’s commitment to its Core Theme of “building a caring community and enduring culture,” the NU Archives collects, organizes and preserves a permanent record of the life of the University. The goal is to digitize all archival collections held by the university.
The Northwest University Library staff began working on archive digitization and website development in 2017
Left to right: Adam Epp, Library Director; Hannah Co, Digital Services Librarian; Clayton Visker, Acquisitions and Outreach Coordinator; Crystal Woodbrook, Student Assistant; Jon Ladd, Student Assistant; Rachel Joseph, Student Assistant; and Abigail Pruss, Cataloging Supervisor.
Adam Epp, library director
Abigail Pruss, cataloging supervisor
Hannah Co, digital services librarian
Clayton Visker, Acquisitions and Outreach Coordinator
Dspace - digital repository software that runs the archives website and data storage
Adobe Acrobat Pro – used to assemble pages into documents and make edits where appropriate
ABBYY Finereader – edits PDFs and converts files to PDF/A format
Audacity – audio editing software used to convert cassette tapes to digital audio
Canon 9000F Mark II – a flatbed scanner purchased specifically for archives processing
Minolta Bizhub c654e – a multi-function scanner/printer/copier already in use at the library
ix500 ScanSnap – a multipage scanner for quickly digitizing loose-leaf papers of a consistent size
NU Archives metadata uses Dublin Core, with added qualifiers.
File formats for preservation
Precision Audio Restoration http://www.precision-ar.com/ - open reel audio
Greentree Audio Video http://greentreeav.com/ - open reel video
Victory Studios http://www.victorystudios.com/ - 8mm films
ScanCafe https://www.scancafe.com/ - 16mm films