Title

Crossing Institutional Boundaries to Create a Collaborative Digital Archives: The Collegewomen.org Project

Item Type

Presentation

Location

Elaine Langone Center, Center Room

Session

#s1b: Building Bridges: Collaborating Within and Across Institutions, moderator Isabella O'Neill

Start Date

29-10-2016 8:30 AM

End Date

29-10-2016 10:00 AM

Description

The Collegewomen.org project is a collaborative effort by the colleges once known as the Seven Sisters to create a portal that brings together the institutions’ extensive collections of letters, diaries and scrapbooks that document the lives of the first generations of women to attend college. Funded by a planning grant from the NEH in 2014 and an implementation grant in 2016, the project aims to stimulate significant new work in women’s history and encourage a greater understanding of the role that women’s colleges played in advancing the position of women in American society. The session will examine both the work required to build and sustain a collaborative digital archive, the technical challenges to overcome in building a multi-institutional resource, and the additional outreach and supplemental content that is needed to make the digital archive a productive tool for research and teaching.

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Oct 29th, 8:30 AM Oct 29th, 10:00 AM

Crossing Institutional Boundaries to Create a Collaborative Digital Archives: The Collegewomen.org Project

Elaine Langone Center, Center Room

The Collegewomen.org project is a collaborative effort by the colleges once known as the Seven Sisters to create a portal that brings together the institutions’ extensive collections of letters, diaries and scrapbooks that document the lives of the first generations of women to attend college. Funded by a planning grant from the NEH in 2014 and an implementation grant in 2016, the project aims to stimulate significant new work in women’s history and encourage a greater understanding of the role that women’s colleges played in advancing the position of women in American society. The session will examine both the work required to build and sustain a collaborative digital archive, the technical challenges to overcome in building a multi-institutional resource, and the additional outreach and supplemental content that is needed to make the digital archive a productive tool for research and teaching.