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Digital Special Collections DG meeting at ALA Annual (6/25, 8:30-10:00am)

Dear Colleagues,

Please find the agenda for the Digital Special Collections Discussion Group below:

Digital Special Collections Discussion Group
Sunday, June 25 2017, 8:30-10:00am
Renaissance Blackstone Hotel
English Room
636 S. Michigan Avenue

There will be coffee provided!

1. Welcome and introductions
2. Discussion: Crowdsourcing, Access, and the Digital in Special Collections - We consider one of the primary valued of the digital in special collections as the opportunity to increase access to our materials. In addition to the activity of digitization and the placing of images of collections online, we have seen over a number of years special collections units leading crowdsourcing projects. How have these projects worked to increase access? What does access mean in a world of digitized collections, and how do we increase the impact of our collections on the public?

I look forward to seeing you there on Sunday morning!

Kristen Mapes

Digital Special Collections DG Co-Convener (with Sara Sterkenberg)