Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS) plays a key role in supporting Stanford University Library's efforts to take on transformative ventures that provide long-term preservation, discovery, and access to an increasingly diverse corpus of materials that enable new and innovative solutions for teaching, research, and learning. The following list represents a small set of the projects in which DLSS is engaged. 

Sample DLSS projects

Digital manuscript interoperability

Funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant, DLSS is working to lay the foundation for a generalizable infrastructure for repositories of digital medieval manuscript facsimiles. This is a first step toward a truly interoperable environment that will benefit scholars and other users of digital medieval materials, and provide a cost-beneficial method for repositories to make their medieval materials available to the world.

International Image Interoperability Framework

International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is an international effort to build a framework for sharing digitized images across digital library repositories. Access to image-based resources is fundamental to many research disciplines, to scholarship, and to the transmission of cultural knowledge.  IIIF will be broadly applicable to a variety of content types delivered via the Web, including:  images, books, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, scrolls, single sheet collections, and even digital surrogates of textiles, realia and ephemera. 

Web Archiving

Ensuring the ability to access web content that has disappeared, is short-lived (political candidates' campaign websites), or been overwritten is imperative for such diverse aims as research, teaching, library collection building, institutional legacy, legal compliance, and government documents stewardship.  Recognizing these needs, we are building a web archiving service to support collecting, preserving, and providing access to at-risk web content. 

Revs Program

The Revs Program was founded to inspire a new interdisciplinary field connecting the past, present, and future of the automobile. The Revs Program fosters an intellectual community bridging the humanities and fine arts, social sciences, design, science and engineering, and the professions. The Revs program is creating a digital repository and online research environment supporting research on automotive history.

Bassi-Veratti Collection

The online Bassi-Veratti Collection is a multi-year collaboration of the Stanford University Libraries, the Biblioteca Comunale dell'Archiginnasio, Bologna, Italy, and the Istituto per i Beni Artistici, Culturali e Naturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna, to produce a digital version of the archive of the influential woman scientist, Laura Bassi. 

The French Revolution Digital Archive

The French Revolution Digital Archive (FRDA) is a multi-year collaboration of the Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) to produce a digital version of the key research sources of the French Revolution and make them available to the international scholarly community.  

Riverwalk Jazz streaming website

This site provide continuous web streaming of the Riverwalk Jazz programs consisting of more than 350 hours of historic radio broadcasts.