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Past, Present, Future: Highlighting Unique Collections, Milestones, And New Initiatives Through Dcx Exhibits, Courtenay Mcleland Oct 2023

Past, Present, Future: Highlighting Unique Collections, Milestones, And New Initiatives Through Dcx Exhibits, Courtenay Mcleland

Library Faculty Presentations & Publications

No abstract provided.


News - Digital Library Of Georgia, Mandy L. Mastrovita, Deborah Hakes Apr 2021

News - Digital Library Of Georgia, Mandy L. Mastrovita, Deborah Hakes

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Remembering The Church In The Wildwood: The Archival Processing And Digitization Of The Martinsville Baptist Church Collection, Allison N. Grimes May 2018

Remembering The Church In The Wildwood: The Archival Processing And Digitization Of The Martinsville Baptist Church Collection, Allison N. Grimes

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Martinsville Baptist Church was founded in 1912 in a rural farming community on State Highway 7 in eastern Nacogdoches County. The church was founded during a revival being held in the community of Martinsville and has been in continuous operation ever since. The church grew throughout its lifetime, reaching record attendance and membership numbers between 1950 and 1980. Since the early 2000s, church attendance and membership has been in decline. This thesis outlines the history of Martinsville Baptist Church and explains conservation measures taken during the archival processing and digitization of records in the Martinsville Baptist Church Collection.


Toledo’S Attic: A Collaborative Digital History Project, Arjun Sabharwal Nov 2016

Toledo’S Attic: A Collaborative Digital History Project, Arjun Sabharwal

Arjun Sabharwal

Electronic media, hypertext (electronically created text with links to other electronic texts), and social networking have transformed historians' work. Digitization has changed the way that libraries, archives, and museums curate and present historical resources to researchers. Digitization has also altered the way historians access and use these sources. Toledo's Attic is a collaborative digital history project involving the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections, The University of Toledo Department of History, the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, the Maumee Valley Historical Society, and WGTE Public Media. The site, which focuses on Toledo and Northwest Ohio’s late nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, …


One Of Our Own: Pawnee Bill's Life As Viewed By Bloomington Residents, Eric Willey Jan 2016

One Of Our Own: Pawnee Bill's Life As Viewed By Bloomington Residents, Eric Willey

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

Article examining how William Gordon Lillie, native of Bloomington, Illinois, was viewed by residents of the town through newspaper reports and other sources. Lillie achieved considerable fame as Wild West showman Pawnee Bill and was often associated with other legends of the American West.


Citizen Krueger: An Examination Of Cultural Province And Community Preservation, Stephen J. Hussman Jan 2014

Citizen Krueger: An Examination Of Cultural Province And Community Preservation, Stephen J. Hussman

Journal of Western Archives

This study describes the efforts of an educator to both engage and enlighten his local community regarding the importance of preserving primary resources, and a brief community history highlighting its origin. Finally, this study offers a narrative regarding a community’s collaborative effort to re-discover and reclaim its identity.


Mass. Memories Road Show: Your Place In Massachusetts History, Andrew Elder, Carolyn M. Goldstein, Joanne Riley, University Archives & Special Collections, University Of Massachusetts Boston Apr 2013

Mass. Memories Road Show: Your Place In Massachusetts History, Andrew Elder, Carolyn M. Goldstein, Joanne Riley, University Archives & Special Collections, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The Mass. Memories Road Show is an event-based public history project that digitizes family photographs and stories shared by the people of Massachusetts. We work with local communities to organize free public events where everyone is invited to bring photographs to be scanned and included in the archives at UMass Boston.

To date, the Mass. Memories Road Show has digitized more than 5,000 photographs and stories from across the state, creating an educational resource of primary sources for future generations. Over time, we plan to visit each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.


Local History: A Gateway To 21st Century Communications, Stephen Bromage Jan 2013

Local History: A Gateway To 21st Century Communications, Stephen Bromage

Maine Policy Review

Stephen Bromage discusses the important role libraries are playing through collaboration with the Maine Historical Society and local historical societies in documenting local history and making it accessible online.


Special Collections And The Community: Strategies For Collecting Local History, Melissa Nykanen Jun 2011

Special Collections And The Community: Strategies For Collecting Local History, Melissa Nykanen

Melissa Nykanen

No abstract provided.


The Mass. Memories Road Show: A State-Wide Scanning Project, Joanne M. Riley, Heather Cole Jan 2010

The Mass. Memories Road Show: A State-Wide Scanning Project, Joanne M. Riley, Heather Cole

Joseph P. Healey Library Publications

The Mass. Memories Road Show (http://blogs.umb.edu/massmemories) is a public scanning project based at the University of Massachusetts Boston which partners with local communities to digitize family photographs and stories at public events with the goal of creating a digital portrait of all the 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. This article describes how the project works to ensure broad participation in the planning and execution of the project, as well as a detailed description of the logistics of a Road Show event, which could be replicated in other communities.


Connections Newsletter Spring 2007 Apr 2007

Connections Newsletter Spring 2007

Connections Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Index To History Of Scituate By Hedley Smith, North Scituate Public Library Reference Staff Jan 2006

Index To History Of Scituate By Hedley Smith, North Scituate Public Library Reference Staff

Special Collections (Miscellaneous)

This document is an index to The History of Scituate, Rhode Island, by Hedley Smith. The history is an adaptation and expansion of a manuscript by Cyrus Walker (c.1900-1912) which was commissioned by the Scituate Bicentennial Committee in 1976. The book is available in the Special Collections of the University of Rhode Island Library (URI RI Collection F89 S4 S58).


The Obituary Index Project: A Collaborative Gateway To Local History, Gerald F. Patout Jr. Apr 2004

The Obituary Index Project: A Collaborative Gateway To Local History, Gerald F. Patout Jr.

The Southeastern Librarian

Genealogists and local historians are converging on libraries and information repositories in record numbers, armed with questions and determined to locate answers buried in the documentary annals of the past. This crusade is sometimes met with the same confounding and perplexing problems that challenge library genealogy and local history professionals - a proliferation of information resources, the questionable accuracy and validity of certain sources and the daunting and repetitive task of instructing end users in meaningful inquiry and research. In response to these changes, the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) and The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) are collaborating on …


Getting Digitization Projects Done In A Medium-Sized Academic Library: A Collaborative Effort Between Technical Services, Systems, Special Collections, And Collection Development, Michael Boock, Bruce Jeppesen, William C. Barrow Jan 2002

Getting Digitization Projects Done In A Medium-Sized Academic Library: A Collaborative Effort Between Technical Services, Systems, Special Collections, And Collection Development, Michael Boock, Bruce Jeppesen, William C. Barrow

Michael Schwartz Library Publications

Cleveland State University Library, a medium-sized academic library serving approximately 15,000 students, is engaged in large-scale efforts to digitize and make accessible online collections of unique Cleveland-related materials. The Cleveland State University Library Special Collections digitization and cataloging efforts use staff from several different library organizational units. The collaboration of staff with specific expertise in long-standing library functions -- special collections, cataloging, systems, archives, selection -- to create two Web databases is described. The collaborative effort has proven effective in getting resources processed, archived, digitized, described, promoted, and made accessible in a highly efficient and effective manner. The responsibilities of …


Isr@Bucknell, Information Services And Resources, Bucknell University Apr 2001

Isr@Bucknell, Information Services And Resources, Bucknell University

ISR @ Bucknell

isr@bucknell was a newsletter published by Bucknell University's Information Services and Resources department (later Library and Information Technology). The publication served the community by providing software, project, and service updates. Regular features included a letter from the Associate Vice President for Information Services and Resources, the "Ask ISR" column, and featured ISR web pages. This issue includes the following articles: "The Internet Giveth," "What You Thought," "Search and Rescue," "New Listservs Streamline Campus," "Ask ISR," "New Dial-In Services," "A Place in History."