Format: Webinar, original date April 26, 2022
Hosted by: WebJunction
Length: 1 hour
Digital collections at your library can preserve local histories and artifacts at risk of being lost. They offer an opportunity to represent the diversity of stories and voices in your community likely missing from your physical collection. But they are resource-intensive, requiring new skills, technology, and an ongoing commitment to maintain them. Understanding the full lifecycle of digital stewardship is critical to successfully providing digital collections. In this webinar, practitioners will share how their digital collections have enabled their community members to connect with unique histories and cultures, increase appreciation of local history, and foster connections across generations. You’ll also learn about WebJunction’s new free course series, which will guide you through the lifecycle of digital stewardship from planning and gathering to saving and sharing digital collections—wherever your starting point is.
Presented by: Amanda McLaren, Dale Musselman, Selena Ortega-Chiolero, and Mercy Procaccini