View “Patron Driven Captures: The January 25th Revolution Archive at the American University in Cairo.” Abstract The University on the Square project is a participatory archives initiative that “seeks to preserve the momentous events of early 2011” and ongoing “events as they unfold”. The project embraces and Archives 2.0 approach as defined by Kate Theimer […]
Source Stephen Urgola and Carolyn Runyon, “University on the Square: Documenting Egypt’s 21st Century Revolution Project and International Librarianship” (remote presentation for the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, November 12, 2012).
Adventures in International Librarianship: Living and Working Outside of the United States is geared towards audiences interested in finding a job in library and information science outside of North America. The webinar is coordinated by Amanda Click, PhD Student and ELIME-21 Fellow at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and supported by Libraries Thriving. As a panelist, […]
View “Cultural Heritage and Scholarly Communications: Re-imagining the Electronic Book at the American University in Cairo.” Source Carolyn Runyon, “Cultural Heritage and Scholarly Communications: Re-imagining the Electronic Book at the American University in Cairo” (presentation at the In Search of the Arabic Digital Book workshop for the Integrated Care Society Maadi Public Library, Cairo, Egypt, […]
Abstract How do archives look beyond their institutional borders and virtual presence to reach those with stories and treasures to share? With participatory archives, social media tools, and outreach programs, archives can both safeguard heritage and empower communities to share their history. This session presents five distinct approaches to technology and outreach that capture heritage […]
Read “Harnessing the Power of Social Media: Crowdsourcing Acquistions and Marketing Revolutionary Collections at the American University in Cairo.” Abstract On January 25, 2011, demonstrators gathered in Egypt’s cities, demanding the resignation of President Husni Mubarak. Egyptians organized themselves through social media outlets; arranging marches and developing political positions on blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. In […]
Abstract On January 25, 2011 protests rang out in Egypt’s cities, demanding the resignation of President Husni Mubarak. Centered in Tahrir Square, located in downtown Cairo, the demonstrations brought together groups of protestors from divergent ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. As Egyptians found solidarity in fighting Mub?rak’s regime, archivists, librarians, oral historians, students, faculty, staff, […]