Invite your community to contribute digital materials to your archive – key considerations and new tools to simplify the process

6 Dec 2022 | 1:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST

Event Description

Whether you’re just getting started with your digital archive or looking to dust off an old or stalled digital archive project, this session will help you engage your community in documenting history! There are so many amazing disparate resources to pull into meaningful collections to benefit future historians and researchers — from requesting theses and dissertations for your institutional repository, COVID-19 materials to document your community’s response to the pandemic, artifacts from local veterans, or event photographs from library programming – we’ll cover the key considerations and new tools to simplify the process of community collecting.

If your institution is looking to invite community participation in your digital collections program by submitting meaningful content, you need simple and easy tools to make the process seamless for your organization AND for submitters. 

Join this webinar hosted by Library Journal and Preservica and co-sponsored by Preservica’s partner AWS to:

  • Discuss key considerations when inviting community submissions to your digital collections
  • Share your ideas for community collecting and challenges you may be facing
  • Learn about new tools available to invite community submissions of digital content in a wide variety of formats (photos, PDF, audiovisual, and more!)

Speakers for this event

Aubrey Shanahan
Onboarding Specialist

Aubrey currently serves as a Preservica Onboarding Specialist. Prior to joining Preservica, she was a Librarian for the City of Denton, and Simmons graduate where she used Preservica Cloud Edition and developed her knowledge of digital preservation. Aubrey works closely with Preservica’s Starter users as a trusted advisor, educating new users on both the functionality and value of Starter, and helping users to achieve their objectives.

Katie Gambone
Channel Marketing and Business Development Manager

Katie serves as Preservica’s Channel Marketing and Business Development Specialist. She has over seven years of sales and marketing experience in the library industry. Early in her career she was a Project Archivist at Gettysburg College and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, where she processed, developed finding aids, and performed minor conservation on prized collections. Katie loves connecting with new audiences and helping to support the library community by raising awareness of key resources to support their collections.

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