Texas Wesleyan University chooses Quartex to consolidate and strengthen its digital collections program

Monday, 10 May 2021

Adam Matthew Digital is delighted to announce that Texas Wesleyan University’s Eunice and James L. West Library has become the latest partner to choose Quartex to display its digital collections.

 

West Library will use Quartex’s powerful and flexible asset management capabilities to migrate eleven online collections which currently exist in disparate platforms. The team will then plan new digital collections to showcase the unique materials held by the Library, as well as the history of the University.

 

"Adopting Quartex is a big deal for the Library. Our collections encompass both our institutional repository and digital archives, which have always been hosted separately. Quartex will enable us to bring all these resources together into a platform that will be much easier to manage."

Caitlin Rookey, Digital Initiatives Librarian, West Library

 

Following the migration, the Library team aims to build and publish new online collections, starting with its George Anson Collection, which celebrates the University’s professor emeritus of music composition from 1941 until 1970. This collection includes manuscripts of George Anson’s musical compositions and music reviews for the Clavier magazine, as well as further assets relating to his teaching career at Texas Wesleyan.

Collections such as this, incorporating multiple asset formats, will make the most of Quartex’s search and discovery capabilities. These include Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) for manuscripts, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for printed text assets, and A/V hosting and timecoded transcriptions for audio/visual assets, as well as automated, editable, and fully searchable transcriptions of all text resources, whether printed or handwritten.

The West Library team is also excited to harness the power of the dynamic digital exhibits feature in Quartex to offer curated user experiences that deepen knowledge and understanding of the University’s history and special collections.

 

"One of the issues with our existing systems is the static look and feel of the collections sites. Quartex provides lots of options on layouts and seeing other repositories that are already using Quartex is a great source of inspiration."

Caitlin Rookey, Digital Initiatives Librarian, West Library

 

Quartex will be working closely with the West Library team to build the new collections site’s front-end.

 

"As part of Adam Matthew Digital, a primary source publisher with over 30 years of experience, we’re well placed to help the West Library team to create a really dynamic and engaging look and feel to their new collections site, with multiple pathways to discovery. We’re looking forward to working with West Library to bring its many collections together for the first time into one cohesive, accessible and user-friendly platform, and enhance its provision of digital resources for its diverse user community."

Martin Drewe, Head of Customer Experience, Adam Matthew Digital

 

West Library’s migration to Quartex will be a primary focus throughout the summer, with the site launch expected in the Fall of 2021.

To find out more about the partnership, please contact Martin Drewe, Head of Customer Experience (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

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