This session will showcase the Digital Collections Committee’s initiative for ad collaborative digital project across institutions. The theme for this pilot project is university athletic programs at AMICAL institutions, a unique aspect of American-style education. This session will be an opportunity for continued discussion, learning, and sharing project progress.
As part of the Digital Collections Committee’s initiative to encourage AMICAL institutions to build online collections, this session will showcase a pilot project highlighting the athletic history of AMICAL institutions, particularly AUC. This project will make a unique aspect of AMICAL institutions’ American-style education—the special role of athletics—available online, to increase visibility of institutions’ histories as well as common bonds between schools. In doing so, this project will provide training for librarians across the Consortium in selection of materials, description, digitizing standards, and working with digital library platforms.
This will continue a discussion that was begun at the last AMICAL meeting in Thessaloniki and will hopefully encourage libraries to began the process of sharing their materials online. In addition to showing progress made, attendees will be able to ask questions on how to get started, methods, and standards.