May 23, 2022

Research Article: “A Vertical Cooperation Model to Manage Digital Collections and Institutional Resources”

The following article was recently published online by Publications.


A Vertical Cooperation Model to Manage Digital Collections and Institutional Resources


Jack Maness
University of Denver

Kim Pham
University of Denver

Fernando Reyes
University of Denver

Jeff Rynhart
University of Denver


Publications 2020, 8(2), 23;
DOI: 10.3390/publications8020023 (registering DOI)


The technology space of the University of Denver Libraries to manage digital collections and institutional resources isn’t relegated to one department on campus – rather, it distributed across a network of collaborators with the skills and expertise to provide that support. The infrastructure, which is comprised of an archival metadata management system (Archivespace), a digital repository (Node.js + ElasticSearch), preservation storage (ArchivesDirect), and a streaming server (Kaltura) is independently but cooperatively managed across IT, library departments and vendors. The coordinated effort of digital curation activities still allows each group to focus on the service they have the most vested interest in providing. This paper will talk about the different management and development practices involved in developing our integrated infrastructure to provide digital collections as a service.

Direct to Full Text Article
15 pages; PDF.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.