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

On the institutional level, the Digital Collections Center aligns its activities to Florida International University's six strategic themes: 1) International; 2) Environmental; 3) Florida and Local Economic Development; 4) Health; 5) Arts, Culture, and Diversity; and 6) Learning Opportunities.

On the statewide level, the DCC participates in cooperative Publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials (PALMM) digital library initiatives with the other (ten) Florida Board of Education's Division of Colleges and Universities (DCU) libraries and the Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA). PALMM projects are administered by the Digital Initiatives Subcommittee (DISC) and overseen by the State University Library Council (SULC).


The DCC currently focuses on the following programs that develop and foster scholarship, education, lifelong learning, as well as creativity and civic engagement on institutional, regional, and global levels:


Partners, Supporters & Affiliates

Florida Center for Library Automation
The Library of Congress "American Memory"
National Science Digital Library
Florida Digital Archive
Florida Electronic Library
Monroe County Public Libraries (City of Key West)
Historical Museum of Southern Florida
Everglades National Park
South Florida Information Access (U.S. Geological Survey)
FIU Latin American and Caribbean Center
Florida Gulf Coast University (WFGCU radio station)
Miami Dade Public School System

Equipment & Standards

The Digital Collections Center has developed a well-equipped production lab capable of converting a wide range of source materials: bound books and other printed documents, map sheets, photographs, ephemera, slide films and transparencies, and three-dimensional artifacts and realia. Digitization equipment includes two Epson flatbed scanners, one Bookeye planetary scanner, a high-resolution Kodak digital camera, Nikon slide/film scanner, and 2 high-speed duplex scanners with automatic document feeders. Additionally, the Center is outfitted with state-of-the-art PC and Apple workstations and software to ensure the highest quality image processing, editing, quality control and high-capacity storage and transfer of large digital files.



Our highly trained, creative and nimble team possesses expertise in the areas of digital capture and conversion; image editing and manipulation; descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata creation; electronic publishing; rights management and copyright; digital audio and more! Please feel free to e-mail the Center Head for a consultation.

Jamie Rogers Assistant Director of Digital Collections 305/348-6932 rogersj@fiu.edu
Zhonghua Du Metadata Librarian 305/348-3785 zdu@fiu.edu
Andrew De La Rosa Digital Imaging Specialist 305/348-6485 adela035@fiu.edu
Eva Reyes-Cisnero Digital Imaging Specialist 305/348-6485 ereyesci@fiu.edu
Margarita Mirabal Digital Archivist 305/348-6485 mmirabal@fiu.edu