WEBINAR – Revealing Hidden Collections: The Our Story Digitization Project at the Atlanta University Center

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).


CLIR Webinar Series on Best Practices for Increasing Usability of GLAM Collections Now Available

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has just made available a webinar series presenting techniques and best practices for increasing the visibility, usability, and sustainability of collections in the GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive, and Museum) communities. It is now available online.
From their press release:
The series, Strategies for Advancing Hidden Collections (SAHC), includes six 90-minute webinars and an online resource library. Speakers highlight the unique needs of organizations with limited funding and resources, but content applies to all collecting institutions.
Drawing on lessons learned by teams awarded grants under CLIR’s Cataloging Hidden Collections program, webinars cover the following topics:
The online resource library gathers a wide range of resources compiled by the SAHC Curriculum Committee, speakers, and participants. The wiki format also allows any registered community member to add additional resources in the future.
Recordings can be accessed from the SAHC home page, any of the individual webinar pages, or the online resource library. Adobe Connect recordings are available now, but CLIR plans to provide access to additional formats in the future. Rough transcripts of the presentations are also available, as are PowerPoint files and transcripts of all chats. Those who view the recordings and wish to receive a Certificate of Completion can complete the relevant evaluation found with the recordings.
The series was made possible by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.