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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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Friday, April 21 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Social Justice and Digital Archives in the Volunteer State

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This session highlights the best practices, workflows, and lessons learned to achieve successful, grant-funded, collaborative projects aimed at engaging the community with local history and effecting policy change undertaken by three representatives of the Digital Library of Tennessee, the Volunteer State's DPLA service hub. The place-based projects that rely on collaborative community partnerships to address social and economic justice issues through digital libraries include Middle Tennessee State University's (MTSU) Teaching with Primary Sources, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's (UTC) Chattanooga Women's Oral History Project, and Rhodes College's OutMemphis, Neighborhood History, and American Soul Music projects. Session attendees will learn tips to attract administrative support and funding, management strategies, and lessons learned to build their own community collaborations aimed at affecting positive change through the creation of socially-engaged digital repositories.


Suzanne Bonefas

Director Special Projects, Rhodes College
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Kira Duke

Education Specialist, MTSU Center for Historic Preservation
I work primarily with our Teaching with Primary Sources-MTSU program, which is funded through the Library of Congress. This program offers professional development and creates educational resources to promote the use of digital primary sources from the Library of Congress. I have... Read More →
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Jess Newman

Digital Preservation and Scholarship Project Manager, Rhodes College
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Carolyn Runyon

Assistant Head of Collections and Director of Special Collections, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Carolyn administers digital repositories powered by ArchivesSpace, CONTENTdm, and Digital Commons, and coordinates implementation of new technologies, including leading testing for Archivematica and developing integrated workflows between systems.

Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Multipurpose Room B Lower Level