Faculty and Digital Projects

This poster explains how librarians work with faculty individually to create mini-grant applications. These mini-grants describe how the projects will be used in the curriculum, how students will contribute or benefit from the collection, and what types of technology will be needed to generate a successful collection.

Students and Digital Projects

This digital poster describes the roles of students in the Next Generation Library Grant.

Local Project Proposals

This page lists all the faculty projects accepted as part of the Next Genreation Library grant and tracks their progress.

Mega Metadata Spreadsheet

The Mega Metadata Spreadsheet is a database of all the metadata schema and elements used by The Five Colleges of Ohio in their digital collections. This database allows comparison of elements used and can assist in developing best practices.

Integrating Digital Collections into the Liberal Arts Curriculum Blog


This blog was created to support the Five Colleges of Ohio’s Next Steps in the Next Generation Library: Integrating Digital Collections into the Liberal Arts Curriculum grant project. It provides announcements about the project, links to related documents and websites, and a place for staff discussion.

Summer Institue 2011

Staff at the Summer Institute 2011

The 2011 summer institute focused on bringing Ohio Five staff together to share experiences about the changing work of library staff. The day consisted of breakout sessions where staff heard about the experiences of others and shared their thoughts on various topics. Our keynote speaker, James Ottavaini, talked about Institutional Repositories, a new part of the library world that all 5 College will soon be hosting.

NGL 12 Steps to a Digital Collection

This guide was created to outline the 12 steps each NGL project went through, from proposal to publication.

Library Staff and Digital Projects

The NGL project helped library staff recognize the importance of digital collections to the liberal arts college library, and add digital workflows to current practices.