Diversity and collaboration: making hidden Mexican, Jewish, and Chinese Collections Discoverable

This panel focused on how students can be used to help process collections. Several take-aways included:

Students can be helpful in creating keywords and basic descriptions or summaries, but for authorized names, etc. it’s best to use catalogers for consistency and efficiency

Students can offer language skills that can be critical in translating and annotating non-English items

The third presentation concentrated on experiences related to forming collaborative partnerships with other institutions. Those take-aways included:

Be upfront about your intentions as a host site

Keep in kind possible feelings of ownership and threats to identity or branding that partners may feel

Determine the needs and levels of participation that you need from collaborative partners to make your project successful.

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