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Wednesday, April 17 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Community Webs: Empowering Public Librarians to Create Community History Web Archives

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Local history collections in public libraries have long served as vital resources for documenting community memory, but how are they adapting to the ascendance of the web as the primary platform for publication and communication? In this session you will hear from participants in, and founders of, the "Community Webs" program, a national-scale effort to build a network of public librarians with the training and tools to build born-digital local history collections preserving the lives of their communities as expressed on the web and in social media.

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Jefferson Bailey

Director, Archiving & Data Services, Internet Archive
Jefferson Bailey is Director of Web Archiving & Data Services at Internet Archive. Jefferson joined Internet Archive in Summer 2014 and manages Internet Archive’s web archiving services including Archive-It, used by over 900 institutions to preserve the web. He also oversees web... Read More →
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Melinda Shelton

Web Services Librarian, Birmingham Public Library
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Makiba Foster

Library Manager, The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center

Wednesday April 17, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Chicago Author's Room