A Collaborative Approach to Developing Culturally Themed Digital Collections

Session Description

This presentation demonstrates that the library can play a significant role in supporting a campus-wide initiative by leveraging its resources to build, assess, and preserve culturally themed digital collections.  The outcome not only helps promote the awareness of a foreign culture but also increases the visibility of some little-known artifacts and rare library materials.

Session Type
INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION


Speaker(s)

Antoinette P. (Toni) Greider

  • Antoinette P. (Toni) Greider, Director of International Programs, University of Kentucky Libraries

    Antoinette P. (Toni) Greider is Director of International Programs at the University of Kentucky, a position she has held since 2010. She is responsible for library programming in support of international campus events, working with the international student population and facilitating the engagement of UK Library Faculty on the international level. She works closely with the Director of Digital Scholarship to capture and preserve as much of the programming as possible in the digital environment.


  • Adrian K. Ho, Director of Digital Scholarship, University of Kentucky Libraries

    Adrian K. Ho (http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7417-7373) is Director of Digital Scholarship at the University of Kentucky (UK) Libraries. He oversees UK’s institutional repository (UKnowledge) and explores opportunities to collaborate with faculty members and students to launch online journals, create image galleries, archive research data, and publish theses, dissertations, and conference proceedings. Adrian’s responsibility also includes informing the university community of how the information landscape is evolving and how researchers can enhance knowledge sharing through new scholarly communication practices.


Christopher Pool

  • Christopher Pool, Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky

    Christopher Pool is Professor and former Chair of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky. His archaeological research focuses primarily on the evolution of complex societies in the tropical lowlands of southern Veracruz, Mexico, specifically the Olmecs and their successors. Dr. Pool previously directed the Latin American Studies Program and served as co-chair of the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Science celebration of Mexico entitled İVivaMéxico!

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