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Simpson Library | Special Collections

Student Aide Help Guide: Digital Archiving Lab

Need-to-know procedures and other information

DAL Hours

The Basics

The mission of the Digital Archiving Lab is to convert rare and unique archival materials to digital formats in support of the research and teaching goals of the UMW community. Using specialized equipment and specifications to properly handle materials, staff members digitize rare books, manuscripts, photographs, scrapbooks, and more. These digital objects can be accessed on many platforms among the Library's online digital collections. Materials may be digitized on demand, in accordance with the Library's digitization policy. Visit our scanning services page for more information.

The webpage for the DAL is located at

Contact Information

The Digital Archiving Lab is part of Simpson Library’s Special Collections and University Archives department. The Lab is located in room 322 on the third floor of the Hurley Convergence Center (HCC) on the UMW campus, and is open by appointment. You may contact the Lab by e-mail ( or by phone (540-654-1756).