Digital Curation

Man holding an anti-Mubarak banner.

Patron Driven Captures: The January 25th Revolution Archive at the American University in Cairo

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 […]

Demonstrators in front of the American University in Cairo Tahrir Square Campus

University on the Square: Documenting Egypt’s 21st Century Revolution Project and International Librarianship

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).

Graffiti on Mohamed Mahmoud Street

Harnessing the Power of Social Media: Crowdsourcing Acquistions and Marketing Revolutionary Collections at the American University in Cairo

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 […]

Crowd of demonstrators

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

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, […]

Demonstrator holding a bloody flag

Recording a Revolution: Oral Histories of the January 25th Uprising in Egypt

Read “Recording a Revolution: Oral Histories of the January 25th Uprising in Egypt” in the Spring 2012 issue of Dialogue: The Newsletter of the Oral History Section of the Society of American Archivists. Abstract As demonstrators converged on Tahrir Square in Cairo in January and February 2011, archivists, librarians, journalists, oral historians, students, and administrators at the […]