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All History is Local: Find, Preserve, and Digitize Collections that Tell the Story

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Date(s) - 05/06/2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Community History can refer to the story of a town, a neighborhood, area, or group of people.  This history is often built on research found outside of academic institutions. When creating the story of a community materials can lead to the discovery of the everyday lives of those who live(d) within an identified group or location – these stories don’t just rely on “the official record.”

Every community has its own history and its unique way of sharing the tale.  In this class we will define what makes for relevant “community” history. We will also explore some of the tools available for individuals and agencies to organize projects, pursue research, and present  community  background and details.  We will also  examine examples of successful projects that have been created to tell these unique American stories.

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Instructor Bio ~ Alix Bentrud
Alix Bentrud is the Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS. Through Preservation Services, she provides information and assistance to libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage organizations to manage their physical and digital collections. This includes classes, local training, consulting, and information resources to help institutions address the long-term management of and access to collections.  With more than 20 years of experience, Alix has also worked as a reference and collection development librarian in public and academic libraries, as well as a processing archivist. Alix has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Archives and Preservation Management.is the Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS. Through Preservation Services, she provides information and assistance to libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage organizations to manage their physical and digital collections. This includes classes, local training, consulting, and information resources to help institutions address the long-term management of and access to collections.  With more than 20 years of experience, Alix has also worked as a reference and collection development librarian in public and academic libraries, as well as a processing archivist. Alix has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Archives and Preservation Management.

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