Unifying Digital Collection Software: Considerations at Biblioteca Francisco Xavier Clavigero, Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México




Rivera-Aguilera, Alma Beatriz
Cortés, Eduardo
Juárez, Efraín
Morales, Gerardo

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Nowadays digital collections managers face situations like: collection managed with different software, different content formats, different user needs, need of having a unique search box for all the resources, give the user the opportunity to choose from diverse interface options, availability of mobile interfaces, digital preservation, scholar and institutional culture regarding digital repositories. This paper refers to how the Biblioteca Francisco Xavier Clavigero from Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México is facing this challenges with the evaluation of the proposal of unify its digital collection management software and the technical and human implication of this proposal. Some of the preliminary conclusion is the need of doing research about local user needs, the implementation of technical solution taking into account not only interfaces but also preservation issues and the necessary involvement of all stakeholders in the final decision.


Poster presentation for the 2014 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL).