Revealing Hidden Collections:
The Our Story Digitization Project at the Atlanta University Center
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2:00-3:00 pm EST
Cost: FREE to all
Aletha Moore, Digitization Project Manager, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
Holly Smith, Archivist, Spelman College
Christine Wiseman, Head Digital Services, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
To join, go to: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c4f3867aaa884454809073a282ce7dc0
Description: Beginning in 2017, Our Story is a two and a half year collaborative mass digitization project funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources. Partners include the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (AUC Woodruff Library), Morehouse College, Spelman College Archives and the Digital Library of Georgia. Through digital reformatting and a portal of publicly accessible collections, this project intends to broaden access to historic publications, periodicals, theses and dissertations and photographs documenting the history of the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This session– part one of a series of three –will introduce attendees to the project goals and well as the selection, importance and significance of the materials included in the project. In addition, speakers will provide an update on accomplishments to date and familiarize viewers with the newly available digital collections and show how they are being made accessible through digital repositories, digital exhibits, social media and promotion.
Future sessions will discuss project planning and management as well as strategies for outreach and dissemination. This webinar is sponsored by the HBCU Library Alliance, the Digital Library of Georgia and the AUC Woodruff Library.
This project is made possible with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).