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The Craft Revival Project: library leadership in creating connections between small cultural institutions

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anna Craft, Metadata Cataloger (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The Craft Revival Project is a collaborative digital project partnering a mid-sized academic library with six small cultural heritage institutions in order to document the historic effort to revive handmade crafts in the western part of North Carolina during the late 19th century and the early 20th century. The partnership among these diverse institutions has allowed for the creation of a product that no one of the individual institutions could have created on its own. This article describes the benefits of the project to the partners in this collaboration including those of increased technological capacity, raised collection care standards, and increased publicity for and visibility of the institutions. It also describes lessons learned from the project including those regarding the workflow and staffing levels that are most appropriate for a collaborative project of this kind.

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Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
librarianship, digital libraries, academic libraries, cultural heritage institutions, North Carolina, arts and crafts