iSchool Capstone

University of Washington Press Backlist Digitization

Project tags:

archives & special collections

content & digital asset management

Project poster

The aim of our capstone was to create a sustainable backlist digitization solution, with supporting procedural documentation, for the University of Washington Press. Our work initiates a process that will give new life to thousands of out of print books and enhance the Press’s long-term product pipeline. Founded in 1915, the University of Washington Press has accumulated a backlist of books, spanning decades of important scholarly and cultural conversations. Our work extends the reach of Press, by renewing access to currently out of print titles, increasing opportunities for tie-in promotions, and generally allowing UWP to leverage their entire collection in new and exciting ways. In addition to providing benefit for the Press and their authors and publishing partners, increasing global access to UWP’s unique collection through libraries, retailers, academic institutions, and community partners will be a value add for scholarly and cultural conversation around the globe.

Project participants:

Dale Coleman


Brittany Honan