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Posted November 11, 2010
A Brown Bag Panel Discussion Organized by Print for the People
(Print for the People is a Mizzou Advantage Networking Group)
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010, 12-1 pm
Tucker Forum, MU School of Journalism
Panel Members: David F. Moore (Western Historical Manuscripts Collection), Sean Franzel (German and Russian Studies), Noah Heringman (English)
David Moore will discuss the challenges and issues with past and current digitization projects undertaken by the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia. He will also discuss how WHMC-Columbia has tried to prioritize the collections that are considered for digitization.
Sean Franzel and Noah Heringman will discuss their research on German-language holdings at WHMC and the State Historical Society in light of the challenges and possibilities of digitizing historical materials for use by students, scholars, and the broader public. Putting historical sources online represents an important way to make library holdings significantly more accessible, but it also requires renewed reflection on how to organize and present them. Franzel and Heringman will initiate discussion by presenting their preliminary research on local holdings produced by Missouri’s extensive German-language publishing industry in the nineteenth century. Our goal in this brown bag discussion is to focus on the process of selecting materials to digitize from MU’s collections.