Revealing Hidden Collections:
The Our Story Digitization Project at the Atlanta University Center
The Mechanics- Part 2
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2:00-3:00 pm EST
Cost: FREE to all
Aletha Moore, Digitization Project Manager, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
Chelly Tavss, Digitization Project Manager, Digital Library of Georgia
Christine Wiseman, Head Digital Services, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
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 publically 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 two in a series of three –will provide attendees with a deeper dive into the mechanics of implementing a complex project with multiple partners. Topics include writing the proposal, vendor selection, preparing collections for digitization, metadata creation, designing workflows and making the collections accessible. Speakers will focus on lessons learned and project management strategies that should be applicable to similar initiatives. The third webinar will focus on strategies for outreach, dissemination and incorporating content into curriculum. View the recording of the first webinar here.
This project is made possible with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The webinar series is co-sponsored by the HBCU Library Alliance, the Digital Library of Georgia and the AUC Woodruff Library.