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USACE Digital Library

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About the collections

All content is contributed by offices throughout USACE.  The digitized materials are uploaded into the CONTENTdm® Digital Collection Management System which allows for greater search and retrieval of items.

Mission

The mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library is to preserve and provide access to published materials, by and about the USACE, to include finished products submitted to Congress, for all of USACE and the public, and to partner with USACE libraries, historians, and other content owners to cooperatively organize and describe their materials in a single place.

Benefits of joining the USACE Digital Library

  • Metadata-rich: USACE librarians and content owners describe items with enriched metadata.
  • Permanent reference URLs: Link to or embed items from the digital library into your website.
  • Large file capability: There is no limit on file size.
  • High standards: Submitted content must meet criteria.

How to contribute

Content posted into the digital library must be free from copyright and release-able to the public, unless otherwise coordinated with the digital library POC.

To contribute to the USACE Digital Library, content must meet the mission above.  If materials do not fit into an existing collection, a survey of content form must be submitted. This information will be used to determine which collection the material(s) should be stored in or whether a new collection should be created.  All file formats are accepted into the digital library.

PDFs must be:

  • Published by or about the USACE (News articles, internal staffing documents, and the like will be accepted if they complement a USACE report.)
  • Born-digital or scanned at least at 600 dpi black and white; 300 dpi greyscale; 300 dpi color (Legacy items will be accepted only if the item/collection exists in that format.)
  • Rotated for right-read
  • Free from blank pages not part of pagination
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)-processed
  • Section 508-compliant (See PDF checklist.)

Images must be:

  • Born-digital or scanned at least at 600 dpi black and white; 300 dpi greyscale; 300 dpi color (Legacy items will be accepted only if the item/collection exists in that format.)
  • Rotated for right-read