Friday, December 19, 2008

Personnel Presentations and Publications

Maren L. Read, Archivist for Manuscript Collections, and Amanda A. Hurford, Digital Initiatives Multimedia Developer, presented Not Just Old News: Virtual Access to Historic Newspapers through Digitization. They discussed the steps to make the Muncie Post-Democrat Newspaper Collection available to a global audience, including preparing the collection, digitization, Optical Character Recognition, metadata creation, and online display.
Maren was also published in the November 2008 issue of the Society of American Archivists Oral History Section Newsletter entitled, Ball State University Libraries Participate in New Oral History Grant Projects. www.archivists.org/saagroups/oralhist/newsletters.asp

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