[AL-Directors] Invitation to Participate in Opening History

Jim Scheppke jim.b.scheppke at state.or.us
Thu Apr 22 14:36:39 PDT 2010


Dear Directors:
Since 2002 the University of Illinois has been building an aggregation of
digital cultural heritage collections and exhibits from libraries, museums,
and archives. More recently they have developed Opening History, a resource
that focuses on U.S. History:

http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/history/

Opening History now includes 803 collections from throughout the country.
There are two collections from Southern Oregon University in Opening
History:

http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/history/collections/GemHostInst.asp?name=So
uthern+Oregon+University.+Library

I know that many of you have developed rich digital collections that should
also be included in Opening History. I want to invite your library to
participate in the project. There is no cost and the effort involved is
minimal. By participating in Opening History you will improve the ability of
researchers to discover and use your digital collections. Opening History is
funded by the IMLS, and IMLS would especially like to see all of the digital
collections that were created with LSTA funding included in Opening History.

To learn how to participate, please go to this website:

http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/about.asp

Thanks for considering this invitation.

Jim Scheppke, State Librarian
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
503-378-4367
(fax) 503-585-8059
jim.b.scheppke at state.or.us

Go Green, Keep it on screen - think before you print.

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