Catalyst Fund Webinar Series: Online Instruction for Participatory Archiving

Date & Time Name Delivery Method Price (Member / Non-Member)  
12/10/2019 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)
Catalyst Fund Webinar Series: Online Instruction for Participatory Archiving
Live Online $0.00 / $0.00


In 2019, with support from the LYRASIS Catalyst Fund, a team of archivists and public historians at UMass Boston developed an informational video and set of instructional materials to empower libraries of all kinds to partner effectively with community groups to organize day-long digitizing events to collect photographs, stories, and memories and document the cultural heritage of their communities. The materials are based on the Mass. Memories Road Show model and available online at This webinar will introduce participants to these materials and highlight how they can be used by libraries, archives, museums, and cultural institutions to organize similar events and partner with local communities to build collections on their own.

The Mass. Memories Road Show is a statewide, event-based participatory archiving program that documents people, places, and events in Massachusetts history through family photographs and stories. Since 2004, the team has collaborated with more than three dozen diverse communities across Massachusetts, including many minority and underserved populations, and built a digital collection of over 11,000 items.

Carolyn M. Goldstein is Public History and Community Archives Program Manager in the University Archives and Special Collections department in the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston. She also teaches in the university’s graduate program in public history. She holds a B.A. from Brown University and a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware.

State library and/or archives agency; Network/consortia; Public library; Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Special Library; Museum; Academic library: 2 year; Archives; Historical Society / Site; Special Collections
This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Time: All live online classes are advertised in Eastern time.

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