Session 3A:
Digital Bridges Initiative: Bringing Curated Collections to the Classroom

Speaker: Mark Phillipson, Patricia Renfro
11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

The Digital Bridges Initiative, formed by CCNMTL in 2007, is dedicated to connecting classroom study to curated digital collections. Working in partnership with faculty, librarians, media repositories, and museums, this initiative affords students hands-on use of curated, persistent, and high-quality source materials, and treats the strongest student analysis of such material as itself worthy of collection. This session will chart the Digital Bridges model in projects across several different subject areas with consideration of how it moves students, instructors, librarians, and educational media providers into new roles. Special attention will be paid to how transformative access to digital libraries invigorates the classroom with new forms of scholarly activity.

See also:

Digital Bridges Initiative Web Site
Mapping the African American Past (MAAP) Project Information
Southside Chicago Project Information