Digital Collections

VCU Libraries hosts a growing digital library collection: digital collections, which represent sets of digitized materials from VCU Libraries Special Collections and Archives or partner community organizations; digital exhibits and projects, which tell stories using innovative technologies; and institutional repository materials, which represent the scholarly output of the VCU community. Collections decisions are prioritized following Digital Collections Development Guidelines.

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Some digitized items are also available through our archival finding aids.

Community Digitization Program

Our Community Digitization Program seeks community partners interested in digitizing and exposing their special collections, archival records, photographs, publications, and other documents.

Digital exhibits and projects

Institutional scholarship repository

VCU Scholars Compass is a publishing platform for the intellectual output of VCU’s academic, research, and administrative communities. Its goal is to provide wide and stable access to the exemplary work that is produced, submitted, or sponsored by VCU faculty, researchers, or staff, and demonstrates scholarly, educational, or research value.

Types of collections include:

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