Stakeholders in digital preservation include Library staff, Library patrons, faculty and University staff who create digital content housed by the Library.
Administration: Commits to supporting an environment in which digital preservation is regarded as a critically necessary endeavor. This support includes providing adequate managerial and financial commitment to develop a digital preservation program. Resource allocation in support of digital preservation is crucial to the future of valuable digital materials created, owned, or managed by the NIU Libraries.
Digital Collections Advisory Group: Guides the acquisition, processing, management, storage, access, and long-term care of the library’s unique digital assets through the entire digital curation lifecycle. This is accomplished through advocacy, planning, and other relevant methods.
Digital Collections & Scholarship: Manages the creation of digital content within the Library (e.g. scanning), ensuring that industry standards and best practices are followed.
Public Services: Interacts with the public and present the needs of the public to creators and curators.
Preservation Committee: Writes the digital preservation policy, develops implementation plans, and reviews them annually.
Rare Books & Special Collections: Manages the acquisition, processing of, and access to born-digital materials relevant to RBSC collections, as well as those created from digitization of analog materials, as part of the Digital Collections Advisory Group.
Regional History Center & University Archives: Manages the acquisition, processing of, and access to born-digital materials relevant to RHC/UA collections, as well as those created from digitization of analog materials, as part of the Digital Collections Advisory Group. The Regional History Center acquires, preserves, and makes available to the public the most significant historical records for the eighteen northernmost counties of Illinois. The University Archives serve as the repository for all official records of Northern Illinois University that have historical and administrative value.
Southeast Asia Collection: Manages the acquisition, processing of, and access to born-digital materials relevant to SEA collections, as well as those created from digitization of analog materials, as part of the Digital Collections Advisory Group. Southeast Asia digital content includes materials held by NIU and contributed materials from partner institutions.
Technology Services: Facilitates access to the offsite host through the Department of Information Technology. Ensures that backups of the digital collections repository server and institutional repository server are performed.
Technical Services: Responsible for ingestion and maintenance of digital objects in the digital collections repository and the Huskie Commons institutional repository. Manages the creation of all metadata to ensure compliance with industry standards, best practices, and local policies. Responsible for implementing digital preservation plans, including the deposit of digital assets into long-term storage.