Session Title

Digitizing the Black Experience: The Building of 'Digital Howard' and the 'Portal to the Black Experience'

Location

KIPJ EF

Session Type

Event

Start Date

29-4-2015 1:00 PM

End Date

29-4-2015 1:45 PM

Abstract

Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Howard University Libraries (HULS) and the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (MSRC) is developing Digital Howard. Digital Howard is an online repository to preserve and provide open access to work produced by Howard University faculty and students (including theses and dissertations). It will also provide tools to publish manuscript, archival and photographic materials held by MSRC. Through Digital Howard faculty will be able to create and maintain personal webpages to highlight work and research interests and manage open access journals, including article submission, peer review, publication and preservation. Digital Howard will allow departments to organize conferences, including paper submissions, peer reviews, and publications and preserve conference proceedings. The IMLS grant funded project, Portal to the Black Experience will be demonstrated and discussed. This open source, search portal, is designed to address the research challenge of discovering and accessing archival and library materials created by or about African Americans and people of African descent. It is an open educational resource that offers an alternative Web-based means of accessing materials contained nationwide in archives, special collections, and libraries. Queries are based on filtered searches of indexed RDA attributes such as race, gender, occupation, associated geographic place/nationality, and period of creative activity, contained in MARC Authority records.

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Apr 29th, 1:00 PM Apr 29th, 1:45 PM

Digitizing the Black Experience: The Building of 'Digital Howard' and the 'Portal to the Black Experience'

KIPJ EF

Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Howard University Libraries (HULS) and the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (MSRC) is developing Digital Howard. Digital Howard is an online repository to preserve and provide open access to work produced by Howard University faculty and students (including theses and dissertations). It will also provide tools to publish manuscript, archival and photographic materials held by MSRC. Through Digital Howard faculty will be able to create and maintain personal webpages to highlight work and research interests and manage open access journals, including article submission, peer review, publication and preservation. Digital Howard will allow departments to organize conferences, including paper submissions, peer reviews, and publications and preserve conference proceedings. The IMLS grant funded project, Portal to the Black Experience will be demonstrated and discussed. This open source, search portal, is designed to address the research challenge of discovering and accessing archival and library materials created by or about African Americans and people of African descent. It is an open educational resource that offers an alternative Web-based means of accessing materials contained nationwide in archives, special collections, and libraries. Queries are based on filtered searches of indexed RDA attributes such as race, gender, occupation, associated geographic place/nationality, and period of creative activity, contained in MARC Authority records.