November 6, 2012

IL2012: Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead Archive: Socially Constructed Online

What a fantastic presentation - of a fantastic project! The folks at the UCSC libraries got a 2-year IMLS grant to set up the Grateful Dead Online Archive. They used the archive materials they had at hand already, then opened it up to community input. They were sent posters, tickets, envelopes that had been drawn on, Tshirts, all kinds of material related to the Dead, and the library team set up collection development processes, taxonomies, copyright management, and everything else that goes into an online archive. Impressive!!! 

Press Release: UC Santa Cruz launches the Grateful Dead Online Archive

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