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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

MITH Digital Dialogue: Jeremy Dibbell, "Enhancing the Bibliosphere: Bringing Historical Libraries to Life at LibraryThing"

I will discuss the Libraries of Early America project, an effort to digitize and make widely available the library collections of American readers from the early colonial period through 1825. Using the online book-cataloging site, scholars and volunteers from institutions around the country have begun the process of creating an extensive online database of early American libraries. Unlike standalone institutional databases or online library catalogs, the Libraries of Early America collections through LibraryThing allow users to quickly and easily make comparisons between libraries, and to search collections which may not exist today in physical form or which are spread across multiple institutions and private collections. Ill discuss the origins of the project, sources and methods, and future plans and enhancements. Jeremy Dibbell is the Librarian for Social Media and Rare Books at LibraryThing. {Will appear in FYI on Apr 23, 2012
Start Time:
12:30 PM
End Time:
1:45 PM
MITH Conference Room
Common Location Name:
McKeldin Library
Web Address:
Other Contact Information:
Emma M Millon +1 301 405 9887

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