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Title:Recuerdos Hablados/Memories Spoken: Toward the Co-Creation of Digital Knowledge with Community Significance
Author(s):Somerville, Mary M.; EchoHawk, Dana
Subject(s):Library materials -- Conservation and restoration -- Colorado -- Denver
Library materials -- Digitization -- Colorado -- Denver
Archival materials -- Conservation and restoration -- Colorado -- Denver
Abstract:Collaborative relationships among libraries, archives, and museums can fruitfully engage cultural community members in collaborative construction of digital knowledge. A continuum of co-creation approaches in the Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library illustrates the value of working together. The most mature community-generated initiative produces digital images with contextualizing metadata of cultural "significance." Examples suggest that inclusive, community-generated digital knowledge activities can shape interpretations and narratives of the past and present, thereby influencing construction of the future, as community members express their contexts, concepts, and truths. Concluding remarks consider implications for community-generated digital knowledge activities that give "voice" to underrepresented populations and suggest new directions for organizational purpose and professional practice.
Issue Date:2011-06
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In Library Trends 59(4) Spring 2011: 650-662
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright (2011) Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-05-27

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