Title

Discovering Hidden Histories: Collaborating to Create a Digital Girl Scout Archive

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

11-10-2016

Conference Name

Indiana Library Federation

Conference Location

Indianapolis, IN

Peer Review

Yes

Abstract

Libraries are at the front and center of efforts to save and digitize local history collections. Working with community organizations to tap existing but not well understood collections can open doors to a wealth of undiscovered materials. Using the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana (GSNIM) archival collection as an example, we will discuss the challenges inherent in these collaborative efforts and strategies to employ when reaching out to new community partners. The GSNIM collection digitization project was funded via a LSTA grant and the collaboration of GSNIM, Mishawaka-Penn Harris Public Library (MPHPL), IPFW Helmke Library and various community volunteers. The collection can be found at: http://cmdm16066.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16066coll20

Keywords

archives, Girl Scouts

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

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