Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS) supports the mission of SUL by working in collaboration with relevant Stanford University Library units and individuals to:
- plan, design, implement, and operate technology services, systems, and infrastructure for the Stanford University Libraries, including the library online catalog (SearchWorks) and component parts; web and access systems, digitization lab software (labware); and the core server, database, storage, backup and web infrastructure.
- provision and manage digital resources for the Libraries through their complete lifecycle, including project management and digitization/preservation consulting; acquisition; digitization; data modeling and technical metadata design, specification, and generation; digital preservation; online access; and overall management of digital materials.
- research, evaluate, design, and implement emerging technology, standards and methodologies for digital collection development and management, digital preservation (including the Stanford Digital Repository), online access to library resources, and the related library infrastructure to support all of the above.
DLSS builds upon purchased systems, locally developed tools, and increasingly, open source software. For each of these, DLSS provides significant local integration and enhancement, plus ongoing support of these applications and their technical environments. The group also actively participates in and contributes to the library, higher education and open source communities around technologies, methods, and standards.