FAQs

Who manages Digital DU?
Digital DU is run by the Digital Initiatives Department at the University Libraries, located at the University of Denver (DU). Digital DU is a member of the Alliance Digital Repository (ADR) which is a digital consortium whose members can be found in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.

What kinds of records are in Digital DU?
Digital DU is content agnostic, meaning that it is designed to hold almost any kind of digital file. That being said Digital Initiatives at DU supports the use of sustainable file types in order to encourage the preservation of records for the future. Currently the file types that Digital DU supports are:
Text Files
.xls, .xslx, .ppt, .pps, .pptx, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .txt, .xml,
Image Files
.gif, .jpeg,.jpg, .jp2, .png, .psd, .tiff, .tif,
Audio and Video
.mp3, .wav, .mp4, .mov, .swf, and .wmv.

How is Digital DU organized?
Digital DU is broken down into a series of Communities and Collections that organize its data. Communities refer to the larger organizational body that can hold a variety of distinct yet similar Collections. For example, the Division of Athletics and Recreation Community holds a Collection of Media Relations Photographs, as well as a Collection of Media Relations Documents. While both are related, they have separate collections within the community.

What are the minimum and maximum sizes of data that can be added to Digital DU?
There are no minimum requirements for the ingesting of data but currently the maximum data that can be added without extra support from the Digital Initiatives Staff is 512 MB. Anything larger than that size must go through extra steps in order to be added to the Repository.

Can I control who has access to my digital objects in Digital DU?
While the Digital Initiatives encourages the access and discovery of our assets, we do have very granular controls of our data. This means that we have the capability to lock down an entire collection as well as the capability to lock down a single item. By locking down we are referring to the ability for public or select parties to be able to view or edit the records. At this time we support several non-public collections that are for scholarly purposes only.