When: March 21, 2015

Where: Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Cost: FREE

What is THATCamp Community Archives?

Community Archives are a vital part of cultural memory production and preservation. Unfortunately, they are often under-resourced and struggle to leverage technology to support their mission. THATCamp Community Archives will create a space for sharing tips, techniques and tools for using technology when working with cultural heritage material. In small-group, hands-on sessions, THATCamp Community Archives will highlight low/no cost, easy-to-use solutions for institutions of all sizes and users of all kinds.

THATCamp Community Archives aims to create a learning and discussion opportunity for individuals and institutions not heavily engaged with technologies for archives but who would like to learn more. THATCamp sessions are based entirely on the interests of participants and while likely to cover the following issues common to community archives, are by no means limited to them:

  • Digitization
  • Creating online exhibits
  • Text analysis
  • Crowdsourcing

This is an exciting opportunity for people who work in community archives and potential users of those archives to get to know one another and imagine ways to work together.

THATCamp stands for ‘The Humanities and Technology Camp.’ For more information about THATCamp, go to thatcamp.org/about

Who should come to THATCamp Community Archives?

Anyone with an interest in community records and archives and a desire to solve problems and share ideas, tips and tricks. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Community activists
  • Local historians
  • Neighborhood/community organizers
  • Librarians
  • Archivists, curators, and other cultural heritage professionals
  • Teachers (K-12 and university)
  • Students (undergrad and graduate)
  • Independent researchers

The deadline for registration is Friday March 6, 2015. Due to space restrictions and a desire to keep things manageable, registration is limited to 75 participants.

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center is ADA compliant but please contact Stewart Varner (svarner@email.unc.edu) if you have any concerns.

The organizers are pleased to be able to offer a private room for nursing mothers. Just let someone know if you need access.

THATCamp Community Archives is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: http://communityarchives2015.thatcamp.org/code-of-conduct/

THATCamp Community Archives 2015 is made possible thanks to the generous support of the The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and HistoryUNC Librariesthe UNC School of Information and Library Science and the Librarians Association at UNC, Chapel Hill.


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