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Digital Initiatives: About Us

Digital Initiatives department at the North Dakota State Library

About Us

Digital Initiatives is a department under the Technology Services Division at the North Dakota State Library. Digital Initiatives was formed in 2012 to share expertise in collecting, creating, and preserving digital copies of items relating to North Dakota's cultural heritage and government. Digital Initiatives administers the digitization projects and digital collections of the ND State Library; offers services, resources, and consultation to libraries, state government, and residents across the state; and facilitates many digital projects.


Stay on this page for the following information about Digital Initiatives:

  • Values
  • Mission & Guiding Principles

Additional "About Us" information on Digital Initiatives is available on separate pages. This includes:

Values & Mission

Values

The Digital Initiatives department at the North Dakota State Library values:

  • The history and culture of North Dakota and the Great Plains
  • Open access to North Dakota's cultural heritage
  • The educational and recreational use of its digital collections
  • Providing access to accurate information and the fight on misinformation
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • The privacy of the users of its digital collections
  • Personal enrichment

Mission & Guiding Principles

Digital Initiatives adheres to the mission and guiding principles of the ND State Library.

Mission Statement:

  • Providing pathways to information and innovation for North Dakota's libraries, state government, and residents

Guiding Principles:

  • Provide leadership to the library community
  • Enhance the value of libraries
  • Deliver access to and assistance with credible information sources
  • Enrich the lives of the people we serve
  • Foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all