The mission of the Digital Collections Center is to build online collections of enduring value for the university and broader user community by identifying, digitizing, and preserving information resources of scholarly, educational, and civic interest.

The Center's digital collections focus on local and regional materials of historical, scientific, cultural, and educational importance. FIU Libraries' digital preservation program adheres to international standards and best practices, documenting technical, administrative, preservation, and rights management metadata, along with the archival digital files.

The Institutional Repository, FIU DigitalCommons, serves as a persistent and centralized access point for FIU scholarship and creative works; promotes faculty and student research to a global community; and preserves the history, growth and development of FIU.