Monday, August 20, 2012

Video: Building the Grateful Dead Archive Online: The Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion

The 67-minute video of this CNI Project Briefing will be of interest to librarians, those involved in digitization, and Dead Heads alike.  Very interesting to hear them talk about how they acquired content, how it was processed, etc., as well as how they are crowdsourcing some of the information.

Description: The Grateful Dead Archive (GDA) at UC Santa Cruz represents one of the most significant popular culture collections of the 20th Century and documents the band’s activity and influence in contemporary music from 1965 to 1995. At CNI’s spring 2012 membership meeting, UC Santa Cruz University Librarian Virginia Steel and Project Manager Robin Chandler discussed the particular challenges of merging a traditional archive with a socially constructed one.

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