Outreach

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).

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 […]