iSchool Capstone

Omeka S for a Digital Community Archive

Project tags:

archives & special collections

content & digital asset management

Project poster

My project was sponsored by the Bellingham Public Library and built on directed fieldwork that I conducted in the summer of 2020 to support BPL’s project "Peoples’ Perspectives", a community initiative hoping to capture life in Whatcom County during COVID-19. The resulting archive, consisting of submissions from the community, will be preserved and displayed online through Omeka S. I provided recommendations for BPL on best practices, vocabulary, metadata, and digital preservation going forward.

Project participants:

Robin Sheasley