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Thursday, November 7 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
A Foray into Digital Library Publishing: The British Virginia Project at VCU

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My presentation -- "A Foray into Digital Library Publishing: The British Virginia Project at VCU" -- will address the successful efforts to create a digital publishing project at Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries (https://digarchive.library.vcu.edu/handle/10156/3585). This project involved close collaboration between librarians and faculty members in the departments of English and History at VCU, with the project led by Dr. Joshua Eckhardt (English). As of April 25, the project has published its first title: an online edited edition of a sermon preached to the colonizing Virginia Company by William Symonds. A number of details required careful planning for this project to succeed, and I will discuss the library outreach and IT involvement that will show our example and how it may prove beneficial for other libraries considering digital publishing with faculty.

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Kevin Farley

Humanities Collections Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
Kevin Farley is Humanities Collections Librarian for VCU Libraries, and also serves as Library Advisor for British Virginia. He has had a longstanding interest in the cultural role of libraries to widen the circulation of ideas, despite constricting historical pressures. This focus has led him to explore the seismic shift from print to digital and how libraries are rapidly changing both in what they are and what they do -- a mirror for our own... Read More →


Thursday November 7, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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