Digital Curation

Who We Are

History Nebraska’s mission is to collect, preserve, and open our shared history to all Nebraskans. The Digital Curation team aims to open Nebraska’s history beyond our state’s borders through digital preservation, digitization, and born-digital collecting work.

Our team strives to create high-quality digital copies of analog collection material, provide accurate metadata, curate born-digital collections, develop long-term digital preservation, and provide access to digital content to all audiences.

What We Do

  • Digitize analog archival collections based on standards for long term preservation and access
  • Create meaningful, accurate, and complete metadata records for all digital surrogates
  • Provide access to digital surrogates with appropriate reproduction and use fees
    Prioritize collections selected for digitization by the curatorial staff
  • Create and maintain policies, procedures and workflows related to digitization, digital preservation and born digital collecting for History Nebraska
  • Appraise, processing and the make accessible born digital collections
  • Provide internal and external educational experiences related to digital curation work
  • Maintain digital preservation content management system (Preservica as of 2020)

If you are looking for reference copies or research services, please contact our Research and Reference team at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about the Digital Curation team? Click here to view the FAQ.

Digital Services

Search Photograph, Manuscripts, Audio/Visual, Gov Records, Maps

Search Photograph, Manuscripts, Audio/Visual, Gov Records, Maps

Search Objects and Archeology Collections

Search Objects and Archeology Collections

Search Book Catalog

Search Book Catalog

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About History Nebraska
History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
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Volunteers are the heroes of History Nebraska. So much history, so little time! Your work helps us share access to Nebraska’s stories at our museums and sites, the reference room, and online.