Digital content has rapidly become a significant component of academic library collections. As a result, many libraries face the daunting task of organizing and managing myriad digital assets—including images, audio/video materials, and digitized texts—and efficiently sharing these assets with patrons.
To meet the challenges of the digital era, Ex Libris offers the cutting-edge DigiTool solution for digital asset management. Developed in partnership with top-tier university libraries responsible for large, heterogeneous digital collections, DigiTool is the product of choice for libraries that focus on managing, maintaining, and sharing special collections, as well as for libraries serving as institutional repositories.
Featuring modular open architecture, DigiTool provides libraries with the technology and workflows required for managing all aspects of a digital collection. Objects and associated metadata are deposited and ingested into the DigiTool repository, where they are enhanced, categorized, stored, and managed. DigiTool empowers end users to search for these assets in a variety of formats, to locate them, and to have them delivered in the most efficient fashion.
DigiTool’s future-proofing capabilities ensure that academic research information that is produced in digital formats remains available to library patrons over time.
DigiTool supports multiple administrative units, providing a single repository for institutions consisting of numerous branches or departments. DigiTool enables each constituent unit to manage and control its collections in a manner that meets the owner’s specific needs. Library patrons of all types—students, faculty, and guests—search for assets via a single interface. This interface can also be customized to correspond with the workflow requirements and look and feel of each member unit.