Session 2H | The Keeper App: Creating a Participatory Digital Archive




Zipperer, Rachael

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Texas Digital Library


This presentation explores the opportunities and challenges that have arisen in implementing the University of North Texas University Archive’s web application for donating digital materials: Keeper. By discussing the design of the application, the promotion of its use both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the outcomes of community use of the app, this presentations hopes to provide a model for other institutions creating and managing their own participatory digital archives.


TCDL 2021 Session 2H, Presentation 1, Tuesday, 5/25/2021, 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm | Speakers: Rachael Zipperer, University Archivist, University of North Texas | Moderated by Amanda Zerangue, Manager of Digital Services & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Texas Woman's University | View the recording at