Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2017 for more information.
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Tuesday, April 4 • 10:00am - 10:30am
Building Distinctive Collections through International Collaborations: Lessons from UCLA's International Digital Ephemera Project

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In 2012, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Library developed the International Digital Ephemera Project and has since embarked on a series of international collection and technology driven collaborations with cultural heritage partners in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Through these collaborations the UCLA Library works with its partners to build up their technical infrastructure, expertise and capacity to preserve and provide access to unique documentation that is valuable for the historical record as well as for research and scholarship. These partnerships require that libraries consider alternatives to traditional collecting models based on physical custody and ownership of materials and encourage us to leverage technology for the benefit of each institution involved. This project briefing will discuss the lessons, risks, ethical questions, and opportunities that arise when implementing these partnerships to build unique collections. How can building a global library without walls impact an increasingly multilingual and multicultural campus research community? What are the risks involved in engaging in external partnerships and how is success defined?


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Todd Grappone

Associate University Librarian, Digital Initiatives and Information Technology, University of California, Los Angeles
Todd Grappone is the AUL for Research and Development. In that role he oversees all IT and Digital Initiatives.
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T-Kay Sangwand

Librarian for Digital Collection Development, University of California, Los Angeles
T-Kay Sangwand is a Certified Archivist who has worked extensively on preservation partnerships with organizations in US, Latin America, Asia and Africa. She currently coordinates UCLA Library's digital initiatives in Cuba and was previously Archivist for UT Austin's Human Rights... Read More →

Tuesday April 4, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
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