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Friday, August 16 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
P21 PROFESSIONAL POSTER - Hidden Collections and Digital Projects: A Holistic Approach to Processing Neglected Collections

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Recognizing the growing research interest in documents that reveal the cultural and social life of students and faculty, the Special Collections and University Archives at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro identified a poorly housed and partially cataloged scrapbook collection for a digitization project. While seeking to impose intellectual control over this collection, the department also realized that this digitization project could be used to establish a collaborative and flexible prototype to streamlining and expediting the processing of hidden collections. This poster presentation documents the benefits of a cross-departmental approach to project management and discusses the practical steps of devising a work plan that encompasses the processing, rehousing, preserving, and digitizing of a collection. Gorman argues that by incorporating these varied tasks into one project, the process of making hidden collections more accessible and visible is effectively accelerated and managed.


Keith Gorman

Assistant Dean for Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, UNC-Greensboro

Friday August 16, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
Grand Salon Foyer

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