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Management Assistance and Planning from the Library Digital Initiative

Harvard University Library's Office for Information Systems has created LDI-MAP: a new cost recovery service to assist curators, archivists, and librarians in the management of digital library projects. Part of the Library Digital Initiative (LDI), the MAP, or Management Assistance and Planning, program is available to help Harvard's managers navigate through any part of their digital programs. From initial planning to final execution, Sue Kriegsman, digital library projects manager, is available to work directly on a broad range of digital library ventures.

Kriegsman, a certified archivist with an MLS from Simmons, joined the LDI staff in December as the first LDI-MAP project manager. Sue has extensive experience with digital media, including working with the Colorado Digitization Project, Denver Public Library, and Stock Imagery, a stock photography company. She has prior library experience in reference as well as technical services, but her focus is on digitization projects, which keeps her admirably current with metadata, imaging, and technical standards. LDI-MAP was originally created to provide customized hands-on assistance as a resource to project managers of LDI funded projects. However, LDI-MAP services are also available to non-LDI funded digital projects throughout the University as scheduling allows.

Available services include:

  • digital project planning
  • identification and navigation of technical issues
  • development of work flows
  • assistance with the use of OIS systems and services
  • collection processing activities
  • identification and evaluation of vendors
  • coordination and facilitation of meetings
  • assistance with timelines and budgets
  • assistance with project documentation
  • assistance with grant planning

LDI-MAP can be most useful with projects that would like to contribute content to Harvard's digital library using OIS systems and services created under LDI, but LDI-MAP services are not limited to only those projects. For further information contact Sue Kriegsman at 5-3724 or

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