Session 2C | Building a sustainable digital community archive in rural Colorado

Matusiak, Krystyna K
Kord, Alexandrea
Aro, Wendy
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Texas Digital Library

Collaboration and community engagement are critical to sustaining community archives and building their digital presence. This presentation describes a collaborative project aimed at digitizing materials from the Park County Local History Archive and supporting the Archive’s sustainability efforts. The Archive was organized by volunteers and is located in the rural area of Colorado. The Digital Archive was built in partnership with the University of Denver Library and Information Science program and the Park County local government. The presenters will focus on the processes of working with a remote community archive, building community relationships, and constructing the Digital Archive in Omeka.

TCDL 2021 Session 2C, Presentation 1, Tuesday, 5/25/2021, 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm | Speakers: Krystyna K. Matusiak, Associate Professor, University of Denver; Alexandrea Kord, Graduate Student, University of Denver; Wendy Aro, Graduate Student, University of Denver | Moderated by Rachel Winston, Black Diaspora Archivist, University of Texas at Austin | View the recording at