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Title VI: November 18, 2010 Notes

Title VI Librarians Meeting
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Latino Hispanic Room, San Francisco Public Library
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Meeting Notes

Report on President Tubman digitization project:
This project (i.e., the digitization of the President Tubman papers which had earlier been microfilmed) is now complete. The papers are available in an open access environment

A large part of the meeting was devoted to a discussion of an electronic platform that would house our digital projects; discussion items included brainstorming about the idea of an Open Africana Archive, and partnering with HathiTrust as a place for an electronic Africana library. 

Prioritizing project ideas – the following projects were identified as potential new projects:
  • Providing access to British Library newspapers onAfrica
  • Repository of African dissertations/African dissertation e-library
  • Preservation of West African photos/images
  • Creating a clearing house for finding aids for African archives on the internet
  • Digitization of notebooks of African leaders

    Funding requests approved:
  • Supplemental funding for digitization project at the Fort Portal Archives (western Uganda)
  • Supplemental funding to pursue the digitization of the colonial district reports at the Arquivo Historico de Mocambique.
  • last updated: 11/4/2011