• Planning for "The Greatest Digitization Project on Earth" with the P. T. Barnum Collections of The Barnum Museum Foundation

    Project Director(s):
    Adrienne Saint-Pierre
    Author(s):
    Adrienne Saint-Pierre
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    History
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    Barnum Museum Foundation, Inc.
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Humanities Collections and Reference Resources, NEH Preservation and Access
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6B36J
    Abstract:
    The Barnum Museum Foundation, Inc. requests a grant of $40,000 that will enable The Barnum Museum and Bridgeport Public Library to work with a team of consultants to create a comprehensive plan for digitization and global access to important humanities collections. The year-long project is designed to result in the ???road map??? critical to implementing a well-managed digitization project that can fully realize its objectives for preservation and access. The project will improve intellectual control of the two institutions??? related P. T. Barnum collections, and incorporate a range of activities that utilize the knowledge, experience and expertise of the team members. The project will lead to a plan for broad access to these significant humanities resources and create digital content that would be placed in an aggregate digital resource repository with a curated platform.
    Notes:
    Collaborative planning to improve access to two complementary collections of historical documents and artifacts at several cultural institutions relating to 19th-century American icon P.T. Barnum (1810-1891).
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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