Category Archives: Collections Care/Preservation

The African American Theater History Project: Bringing Together African American Theater and Cultural History from Libraries Around the Country

By Cecily Marcus Curator, Givens Collection of African American Literature University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections Over 300 years of African American theater history, from its earliest influences to its current artists and leaders, is too often inaccessible … Continue reading

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Archaeology and an Interdisciplinary Digital Age

By Maria E. Raviele Evaluation Officer, IMLS I recently attended the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting in Austin and primarily attended symposia related to digital content and methods, public archaeology, and education and outreach. Since joining IMLS I have been … Continue reading

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Interview: Hawaii State Public Library System

IMLS staff interviewed state librarians to discuss how their new five-year plans for LSTA Grants to States funds (2013-2017) differ from their past plans (2008-2012) and how they see the needs of library users in their states changing and evolving. … Continue reading

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Bringing Oral Histories to Life at the National WWII Museum

By Lindsey Barnes Senior Archivist/Digital Projects Manager, National WWII Museum Many interpretative institutions today increasingly make use of narratives, storytelling, and the personal experiences of historical and everyday figures to educate their visitors. At the National WWII Museum, we use … Continue reading

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The Dividends of Digitization Investments—A Reflection

By Judy Ruttenberg Program Director, Association of Research Libraries Today the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Ithaka S+R, a nonprofit research and consulting group, released Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections. The report was funded by … Continue reading

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