Title

Getting to Know Our Web Archive: A Pilot Project to Collaboratively Increase Access to Digital Cultural Heritage Materials in Wyoming

Location

Room G

Session Type

45-minute concurrent session

Start Date

24-4-2018 1:50 PM

End Date

24-4-2018 2:35 PM

Keywords

Archive-It, WorldCat, collaboration, web archiving, access, metadata, outreach

Abstract

The University of Wyoming is the only four year higher education institution in the state, a unique position amongst colleges and universities in the United States. Given this unusual status it is especially important that the university libraries use their resources to identify and partner with communities around the state to build collections that preserve their cultural heritage. An Archive-It subscription was purchased in 2016, with an initial goal of capturing university related materials. In an effort to expand the scope and meaningfulness of the web archive, a project has been undertaken to use university and statewide relationships to build a Wyoming focused Native American digital cultural heritage collection comprised of web-based materials. This is an interdepartmental effort led by the Digital Collections Librarian and the Metadata Librarian that includes collaboration within the library, the university, and the state.

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Apr 24th, 1:50 PM Apr 24th, 2:35 PM

Getting to Know Our Web Archive: A Pilot Project to Collaboratively Increase Access to Digital Cultural Heritage Materials in Wyoming

Room G

The University of Wyoming is the only four year higher education institution in the state, a unique position amongst colleges and universities in the United States. Given this unusual status it is especially important that the university libraries use their resources to identify and partner with communities around the state to build collections that preserve their cultural heritage. An Archive-It subscription was purchased in 2016, with an initial goal of capturing university related materials. In an effort to expand the scope and meaningfulness of the web archive, a project has been undertaken to use university and statewide relationships to build a Wyoming focused Native American digital cultural heritage collection comprised of web-based materials. This is an interdepartmental effort led by the Digital Collections Librarian and the Metadata Librarian that includes collaboration within the library, the university, and the state.