WGBH Media Library and Archives Opportunity for Digital Humanities Scholars
WGBH has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to bring the hidden treasures in WGBH’s Media Library and Archives to light. We hope to increase public awareness of the vast collections that digital repositories like WGBH hold by publishing our entire archival catalog online, for open access and use, by late Summer 2013. To see some of the content already curated by WGBH’s Media Library and Archives staff, please visit our website: http://openvault.wgbh.org
Placing the catalog online is only the first step, as records may be incomplete or misleading. To help enhance the quality of our records, we are inviting scholars, teachers and students to research our catalog and contribute their own discoveries and findings back to us. Participants may contribute a lot or a little- it’s up to you! We will have three ways that you can participate.
Fill out a Survey
If you have used the online catalog, let us know about your experience by filling out a quick survey and describing the items you utilized.
Share your expertise
If you have accessed the online catalog and viewed items in our physical collection, then please share your expertise! Contribute full descriptions of the items you examined and receive credit for your contributions in the catalog record.
**Curate a collection**
For those doing in depth research with the online catalog and our physical assets, there are limited opportunities to catalog and curate an online collection specific to your field of research as part of Open Vault. Final products could
include essays on your topic, streaming public access to one selection of media in your collection, supplying metadata for the items in your collection and/or presenting your
findings at a conference.
We hope you will join us on this exciting project!
**Limited funding may be available to those who choose to participate**
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