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Assessing The Strategic Credibility Of Special Collections And Archives, Rick A. Stoddart, Erin L. Passehl Dec 2011

Assessing The Strategic Credibility Of Special Collections And Archives, Rick A. Stoddart, Erin L. Passehl

Rick A Stoddart

In this time of often precarious funding at many colleges and universities, any case that can be made to illustrate how a department strategically fits into the overall university mission is not only worth merit, but an essential survival technique. This “strategic credibility” within the university is a vital form of currency in determining institution-wide resources prioritization, collaboration opportunities between organizational units, and overall direction of departments. This poster provides a case study of academic special collections in the Northwest and examines the methods these departments use to demonstrate value to the university. This poster considers how well do special ...


Corralling Digital Collections From Across The Region: A Survey Of Digital Collections In The Pacific Northwest, Amy Vecchione, Erin Passehl, R A. Stoddart Dec 2008

Corralling Digital Collections From Across The Region: A Survey Of Digital Collections In The Pacific Northwest, Amy Vecchione, Erin Passehl, R A. Stoddart

Rick A Stoddart

Digital collections exist at all types of institutions throughout the Northwest. Wrangling these online resources all into one place is quite a challenge. This poster will raise awareness of and highlight digital collections both big and small throughout the region. The range of collections spans from historical documents detailing local histories to the digital repositories of official government business to photographs and objects documenting Northwest culture (music, art, environment). Librarians and teachers will learn what collections are freely available to the public, relavant to the reference desk and classroom, and meaninful to patrons and students. Libraries, archives, and special collections ...


Collaboration & Motivation For Digital Success: The Western Writers Series Digital Editions @ Boise State University, Erin Passehl, R A. Stoddart Dec 2008

Collaboration & Motivation For Digital Success: The Western Writers Series Digital Editions @ Boise State University, Erin Passehl, R A. Stoddart

Rick A Stoddart

Recently the Boise State University English Department and Albertsons Library collaborated on digitizing a collection of out-of-print editions of the Western Writers Series. Boise State publishes the Western Writers Series which consists of 50-60 page booklets of authoritative introductions to writers and classic texts that relate to literature of the American West. This poster will showcase the collaboration and motivation that went into the Western Writers Series Digital Editions. The motivation behind each stakeholders particpation in this project will be outlined. The collaboration tactics used when working with librarians, catalogers, archivists, academic units and the community at large will also ...