A: RMIT Library’s Digital Collections contain digitised and born-digital resources to support teaching, research and the student experience. The collections range from past exam papers to digitised archival material to student works to digitised course readings. Digital resources are in a variety of formats including images, videos, sound recordings, and PDFs.
Limiting by collection:
This will take you to the Digital Collections Gallery.
A: Copyright status and licences determine what level of access we can give to our digital resources. If a resource is out of copyright, users will be able to get to full access. If it is still in copyright or under licence, we can only make it available to staff and students of RMIT, so we restrict access to logged-in users only.
A: Some resources are restricted further than login. Some might be staff only or only available internally to the Library.
If you think you should have access to the resource, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will look into it.
If it is an eReserve item, please contact email@example.com.
A: There are two ways.
1. Enter your search term into the LibrarySearch box, and then select the collection from the left-hand sidebar. You may have to expand the list to find the collection.
2. Go to the Digital Collections page and select the collection you wish to search. Use the 'Search inside the collection' option. Please note this is the limited search functionality.
A: Digital resources are files that are owned by the institution, such as images, videos, sound recordings, and PDFs. Electronic resources, on the other hand, are owned by a vendor and accessed via subscription, open access, or other contracts. Digital resources are unique into RMIT Library because, in addition to the metadata, the asset files themselves are managed in the Library’s digital asset management system. For electronic resources, only the metadata is managed in the Library’s system. The vendor manages and stores the actual files elsewhere.
A: The collection is available to RMIT users to watch and download (login required)
Step 2: Find the title you want to view and Login
Step 3: Click on the title under the heading Digital Version
Step 4: Click on the play button to watch, and to download the file click on the arrow button on the top right corner.
A: We're always keen to hear about items you believe would be a valuable addition to our collections via digitisation. Please note that digitisation policies apply and that not all items will be deemed suitable.
For further information please email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any digitisation question.
A: Quite a few of our digital collections are open access which means there are no restrictions on who can view them. These include:
If there is something, in particular, you would like to access and can’t, please contact at email@example.com. If you are alumni of RMIT, make sure you have an alumni account. To check the library services for RMIT alumni use the alumni library subject guide.
A: Yes, we can create usage statistics reports for individual Digital Collections. Please contact the team with details about what you wish to know and the time period.