Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The USCDL is committed to providing online access to materials while the primary gateway is through the USCDL public user interface.
The USCDL will retain the digital material so long as the USCDL or its successor is a supported program, based on these considerations:
- the overall value to the scholarly and other communities in having a large and varied set of collections;
- the time commitment made to creating and acquiring assets and metadata for the USCDL;
- the creation and maintenance of a public gateway for accessing assets and metadata via the USCDL.
Unless there is an explicit agreement to support a secondary access gateway, the USCDL is not committed to supporting a secondary gateway long term. For new collections, the agreement is a written contract or memo of understanding. Older collections lacking such written agreements will be evaluated as needed and agreements may be established on a case by case basis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.