Engaging Students with Archival and Digital Resources

1st Edition

Authors: Justine Cotton David Sharron
Paperback ISBN: 9781843345688
eBook ISBN: 9781780632575
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 14th June 2011
Page Count: 146
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Table of Contents

List of figures

About the authors

Introduction: what is an archive?

Defining archival records and processing

Growing challenges with digital resources

Chapter 1: Building the foundation: connections between archivists and library staff

Abstract:

Staff engagement and training

Chapter 2: Faculty outreach

Abstract:

Challenges to connecting with faculty

An opportunity for promotion and relationship building

Strategies for success in launching the workshop series to faculty

Building for the future

Chapter 3: Introducing students to library and archival resources

Abstract:

Understanding today’s students

Challenging student assumptions

Chapter 4: Resources

Abstract:

Ad*Access and AdViews

Adam Matthew Digital (subscription)

Archives Canada (free)

ARTstor Digital Library (subscription)

The British Library: Turning the Pages™ (free)

Canadiana.ca/Early Canadiana Online (ECO) (hybrid – free/subscription)

Centre for Research Libraries (CRL) (subscription)

Chronicling America – Historic American Newspapers (free)

Documenting the American South (free)

Early English Books Online (EEBO) (subscription)

Google Books (free)

Internet Archive (free)

Mountain West Digital Library (free)

New York Public Library Digital Gallery (free)

Niels Bohr Library and Archives – Center for History of Physics (free)

OAIster® (free)

Project Muse (subscription)

The Times Digital Archive (subscription)

Chapter 5: Delivering the workshops

Abstract:

Lesson planning

Team teaching

Sharing enthusiasm

Discovery learning

Chapter 6: Developing relevant assignments

Abstract:

Chapter 7: Assessment and ongoin


Description

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.

Key Features

  • Provides practical guidelines and detailed lesson plans
  • Based on the collaboration between an experienced archivist and liaison librarian
  • Offers innovative ideas for connecting with faculty members

Readership

Professionals within Library and Information Services, Archives and Special Collections, and students of library and information science studies and archival studies


Details

No. of pages:
146
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Chandos Publishing 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781780632575
Paperback ISBN:
9781843345688

Reviews

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


About the Authors

Justine Cotton Author

Justine Cotton is a Liaison Librarian at Brock University, with responsibilities for Communication, Popular Culture, Film, and English Literature. In addition, she is responsible for promoting library services and collections on campus. She has published and presented on library instruction and collection development.

David Sharron Author

David Sharron is the head of the Special Collections and Archives at the Brock University Library. He has worked in archival repositories at the federal, municipal and post-secondary levels and is a certified archivist. He has undertaken several digitization projects and has worked with students on discovering and utilizing primary resources found online and on site.

Affiliations and Expertise

Brock University, Canada