2012 August

Crowd of demonstrators

To the Community and Beyond: Engaging Users to Interact with Participatory Archives

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 […]

Demonstrator holding an Egyptian flag in in M?d?n al-Ta?r?r

Revolutionary Libraries: Building Collections and Promoting Research about the January 25th Uprising in Egypt

Read “Revolutionary Libraries: Building Collections and Promoting Research about the January 25th Uprising in Egypt” in the August 2012 issue of Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues. Abstract This paper describes the efforts made by the American University in Cairo’s (AUC) Library to preserve the history and scholarship of the […]