LIS 462 Digital Libraries Showcases the Louise Lincoln Scrapbook, by Jennifer Moyer
posted July 10, 2013 8:08 AM
"The digital libraries class is unlike any other class I have taken at GSLIS," said master's student Sari Mauro. "It focuses on practical work and collaboration, engaging each of the students in domain functions necessary to the success of the library, and encouraging critical and creative thinking. Beyond the various activities with which I was involved, I also learned many things about how I myself work, individually and as part of a team."
In the digital libraries course, Schwartz works with Jason Wood, the Simmons College Archivist and Head of Discovery Services, to choose a collection of papers for the class to transform into a digital library. Scrapbooks are selected based on size, variation in contents, the likelihood that they can be digitized in a semester and will survive the digitizing process, and their appeal. Students in the class are divided into committees to perform tasks that are essential to the library's success. Each committee presents to the class white papers about theory and best practices. The result is an online digital scrapbook, permanently available to everyone.
The Louise Lincoln digital scrapbook can be found at https://gslis.simmons.edu/louiselincoln/. Past Digital Libraries projects are available at http://www.simmons.edu/library/archives/exhibits/372.php.