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This article discusses the creation of primary sources digital collections in an academic library, including implementation, work processes, digitization and providing accessibility of visual materials. These reflect the practical application of the approach developed in The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library at the University of Haifa regarding the library's position in the field of digital collections. The article denotes the work process model created for these collections, from their reception, through classification, cataloging, scanning and digitization, and to the digital publishing which provides access. Special emphasis is given to practical ways to manage the challenges that arise from handing unique visual materials such as photos, albums, manuscripts, and maps.