In support of Princeton University Library's mission and vision, Digital Collections and Initiatives provides online gateways to support teaching, research, and expanded usage of PUL’s collections. While Princeton faculty, researchers, and students are our primary audience, we also seek to democratize access to rare and unique resources that would otherwise be visible only to those able to physically visit the Library.
Facilitating the reuse of our digitized content is one of our primary goals. By leveraging the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) family of standards, users are able to access content from PUL’s digital repository via the many portals they already use for discovery, including the online catalog, digital collections and exhibitions, finding aids, and other research projects.
Many of our services are built in collaboration with the library open source community. We leverage existing projects and as leaders in this community, frequently participate in collaborative projects with institutions who share similar missions and values.