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Engaging Students with Archival and Digital Resources

Book Description

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.

  • 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

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of figures
  6. About the authors
  7. Introduction: what is an archive?
    1. Defining archival records and processing
    2. Growing challenges with digital resources
  8. Chapter 1: Building the foundation: connections between archivists and library staff
    1. Abstract:
    2. Staff engagement and training
  9. Chapter 2: Faculty outreach
    1. Abstract:
    2. Challenges to connecting with faculty
    3. An opportunity for promotion and relationship building
    4. Strategies for success in launching the workshop series to faculty
    5. Building for the future
  10. Chapter 3: Introducing students to library and archival resources
    1. Abstract:
    2. Understanding today’s students
    3. Challenging student assumptions
  11. Chapter 4: Resources
    1. Abstract:
    2. Ad*Access and AdViews
    3. Adam Matthew Digital (subscription)
    4. Archives Canada (free)
    5. ARTstor Digital Library (subscription)
    6. The British Library: Turning the Pages™ (free)
    7. Canadiana.ca/Early Canadiana Online (ECO) (hybrid – free/subscription)
    8. Centre for Research Libraries (CRL) (subscription)
    9. Chronicling America – Historic American Newspapers (free)
    10. Documenting the American South (free)
    11. Early English Books Online (EEBO) (subscription)
    12. Google Books (free)
    13. Internet Archive (free)
    14. Mountain West Digital Library (free)
    15. New York Public Library Digital Gallery (free)
    16. Niels Bohr Library and Archives – Center for History of Physics (free)
    17. OAIster® (free)
    18. Project Muse (subscription)
    19. The Times Digital Archive (subscription)
  12. Chapter 5: Delivering the workshops
    1. Abstract:
    2. Lesson planning
    3. Team teaching
    4. Sharing enthusiasm
    5. Discovery learning
  13. Chapter 6: Developing relevant assignments
    1. Abstract:
  14. Chapter 7: Assessment and ongoing learning
    1. Abstract:
    2. Assessing instruction
    3. Ongoing learning
  15. Epilogue: making connections, building relationships
  16. Appendix A: sample letters
  17. Appendix B: lesson plans
  18. Appendix C: excerpt from Library News
  19. Appendix D: roster of potential survey questions
  20. Bibliography
  21. Index