Engaging Students with Archival and Digital Resources


  • Justine Cotton
  • David Sharron, Brock University, Canada

Aimed at professional librarians and archivists, this book explores connecting students and faculty with the archival and digital collections of the university’s library and archives. Academic research has been forever changed by the digitization of books, journals, and archival collections. As university libraries and archives move forward in the digital era, it is essential to assess the research needs of users and develop innovative methods to demonstrate the value of collections and services. This book provides librarians and archivists with the tools to develop a robust workshop program aimed at connecting students with archival and digital collections.
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Professionals within Library and Information Services, Archives and Special Collections, and students of library and information science studies and archival studies


Book information

  • Published: June 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-568-8


This book fills a very important need for any University or College archive., Managing Information

Table of Contents

Building the foundation: Connections between archivists and library staff; Faculty outreach; Introducing students to library and archival resources; Resources; Delivering the workshops; Developing relevant assignments; Assessment and ongoing learning.