This session highlights the planning and management of Anatolia College Yearbooks Collection digitization project, which was made possible with a generous grant from the AMICAL Consortium, and great support from the Anatolia College IT department.
The goal of Anatolia College Archives & Special Collections is to collect, preserve, and
provide access to the unique historic books and records of Anatolia College. Towards
this end, Anatolia College Archives & Special Collections have created a special
community in DSpace open source platform in order to preserve and share effectively
all the Anatolia College Yearbooks from 1928 till today. The digitization of Anatolia
College yearbooks has long been a goal for Archives & Special Collections as they are
one of the most used sources of Anatolia College history. The Anatolia College
Yearbooks Collection reflects also the economic, social and cultural life of the
community of Thessaloniki, as the history of Anatolia College is inextricably linked with
the city’s local history. In this presentation, we will focus specifically on the Anatolia
College Yearbooks Collection digitization project and the planning and management of
this project. Using a SWOT analysis we will identify all the weaknesses and threats
during the project but also the strengths and opportunities it makes possible, as well as
the promotion of its use, which will bring forward other similar projects.