|Major Goals of the Project
To use digital technology to increase access to archival collections in
the Five College
consortium relating to women's history and the history of the five
colleges. The project will develop digitized versions of existing archival
resources that are (a) broadly accessible, (b) useful as a tool to support
the teaching and research missions of the five colleges, and (c) sustainable
for future development.
To explore current digital technology in order to determine the resources
and methods necessary for the selection, organization, electronic capture,
storage, indexing and retrieval of large-scale archival collections in
a variety of formats in the Five Colleges consortium.
To serve as a logistical model for future Five College collaborative initiatives.
|Criteria for Selection of Archival
The following criteria were drafted by the project team in July 1996
and are presented here in slightly revised form.
Cohesive thematic focus (tentatively identified as women's education, the
question of co-education, and related issues in the development of the
Clear ownership of material and copyright to it; or, copyright permission
is considered easily obtainable
Scope of materials is broad enough to provide context for understanding
their significance (i.e., not a sampling)
Processed with finding aid
Stable, with little future growth and complex reprocessing anticipated
Past user demand or anticipated future user demand justifies electronic
Diverse formats (e.g. text, still picture, motion picture, sound, microformat)