Michigan State University


Digital Repository

The MSU Libraries digital repository is a platform for providing access to unique digital collections managed by the library, such as: digitized books and newspapers, electronic theses and dissertations, images, and audio/video files.



The digital repository runs on open-source software including Fedora, Islandora, and Drupal. Customized code is available from the MSU Libraries' GitHub account.

Digital Scholarship

MSU Libraries has been supporting digital scholarship, in many forms and with many services, for years. Presently, this unit supports digital scholarship by:

  • Working with instructors to include digital scholarship techniques and pedagogies in their courses
  • Supporting faculty with their own digital scholarship and research endeavors, including support with coding, web development, data curation, metadata, and preservation of their work
  • Collaborating with various digital scholarship communities of practice, within and outside of the library, across campus, and beyond -- especially through Open Consultation Hours

If you'd like to know more about how we might be able to help with your digital project or instruction, please get in touch by emailing Megan Kudzia or Marco Sieferle-Valencia.

Media Preservation

MSU Libraries has a strong tradition of audiovisual collection, preservation, and access. Recent reports from the field highlight a renewed national and international effort to digitally reformat A/V materials before format and hardware obsolescence makes these attempts prohibitively expensive or impossible.

The Media Preservation program builds upon the efforts of early A/V pioneers at MSU Libraries, including: building in-library remastering services in the 1980s; significant equipment purchases in support of an NSF grant in the early 2000s; and the continued growth of collections and human expertise in our Special Collections, Digital Media Center, and Vincent Voice Library.

Research Data Management

The MSU Libraries Research Data Management Guidance service is a joint effort between the MSU Libraries and University Archives to respond to the emerging concern surrounding research data management. The RDMG team arose out of close collaboration between Digital Curation, Data Services, and Metadata Services and is meant to:

  1. Provide guidance to faculty in the development and execution of research data management plans
  2. To connect faculty to distributed research data support services throughout the university
  3. To educate students, faculty, and staff about the importance of data management

RDMG consultants are happy to meet face-to-face, provide guidance over phone or email, or to plan and deliver tailored instruction for your research group or department.