Redefining boundaries of memory institutions
I’m interested in defining memory institutions online instead of physically. I am particularly focused on keeping primary sources in communities for identity and evidential purposes. Since I currently work in a public library, I love to think about ways we can create crowdsourcing opportunities for the public to interact with our digital objects. I’d like to talk about ways that large (academic or government) memory institutions can work with community-based, local, as well as individual memory institutions to create amorphous digital archives. I will mention my experience with collaboration for digitization as well as the movement toward grant-funded state/regional scanning centers.
I will be watching out for discussions about crowdsourcing, oral history, digital curation and preservation, user-friendly online archival finding aids and tools, and other cool new stuff. (Basically I want to see and hear everything at THATCamp.)
Date: August 4, 2009