Engaging Students with Archival and Digital Resources

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9781843345688
eBook ISBN: 9781780632575
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 14th June 2011
Page Count: 146
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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


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

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


Staff engagement and training

Chapter 2: Faculty outreach


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


Understanding today’s students

Challenging student assumptions

Chapter 4: Resources


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


Lesson planning

Team teaching

Sharing enthusiasm

Discovery learning

Chapter 6: Developing relevant assignments


Chapter 7: Assessment and ongoin


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