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DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. For more information, visit the DPLA website.
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Thursday, April 20 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tell Us How UC It: Creating a Living Archive to Affect Social Issues in Your Community

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Incidents targeting underrepresented students have affected the UC San Diego campus. These recurring events demonstrate the need for conversations about how students experience these issues. To respond, the UC San Diego Library created a “living archive” -- an online collection and digital exhibit with a physical exhibit and accompanying events. It connects the voices of current students with moments in UC San Diego’s history to show how students experience this campus climate. It highlights awareness, provides a space for dialogue, and preserves and documents events in UC San Diego’s past and present.

To develop the living archive, this project required the expertise of and collaboration between multiple people in the library and in the campus community. This presentation will discuss the living archive concept and its application within this project, considerations for creating a living archive and digital exhibit (submission criteria, copyright, metadata, infrastructural and technical challenges), and lessons learned.

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Cristela Garcia-Spitz

Digital Initiatives Librarian, UC San Diego Library
Cristela is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the UC San Diego Library and collaborates across areas of the library, campus, and community on projects to ensure the long-term accessibility and preservation of the University?s unique collections.
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Tamara Rhodes

Librarian for Psychology, Cognitive Science, Human Development, and Linguistics, UC San Diego
Tamara Rhodes is a Subject Librarian for Psychology, Cognitive Science, Human Developmental Sciences, and Linguistics. She is the project lead and designer for a ?living archive? project, which focuses on student activism at UC San Diego.

Thursday April 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Chicago Authors Room 7th Floor