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The State of Statewide Repositories in New England and How They are Aggregating Special Collections

  • 2014-03-22
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • NEA Spring Meeting, Portsmouth, NH
Afternoon panel session at the NEA Spring Meeting, moderated by Nancy Heywood and including a presentation on Digital Commonwealth by Joseph Fisher, both Past Presidents of Digital Commonwealth:

Archives, libraries, and special collections all over New England have digitized vast numbers of items from their collections and made them available on the Web. Metadata aggregation is one option for promoting discoverability to a wide audience and some states have (or are working towards having) the technological infrastructure and overseeing agency to host metadata and/or digital content from organizations within their states. What is the current state of these statewide repositories at the beginning of 2014? What are the current issues and challenges faced by the institutions and/or collaborations that are responsible for these systems? What do organizations need to do to be included in these repositories? Could these statewide initiatives collaborate in any areas?
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