A research and development project aimed at fostering greater use of the Digital Library Collections of the WSULS. The DLDE is supported by a Digital Humanities II Start-Up Grant from the National Endowment for Humanities.
An outgrowth of the 2006 Innovative Technology Grants sponsored by the Office of the Provost and supported by the Office for Teaching and Learning (OTL) and Technology Resource Center (TRC), the Luna Project is about replacing a static analog system of slide carousels with digital access to images, audio, and video, creating a dynamic collection of visual resources that can be used for classroom instruction and research.
From 2003-2005, WSU Library System collaborated with Detroit museums to develop a model web portal for library-museum collaboration. The project was funded by an Institute for Library and Museum Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant.
A consortium of thirteen museums across the United States led by The Henry Ford, The Herman Miller Consortium Collection was an effort to aggregate each institution's Herman Miller related holdings and make them accessible through one online database.
The Making of Modern Michigan is a collaborative project involving the digitization of local history materials from 52 Michigan libraries. Wayne State University served as a regional digitization center throughout the duration of an IMLS grant which funded the project.
One of WSULS' first digital projects, Virtual Motor City was an IMLS funded project to digitize the photo archive of the Detroit News that began in 2002.