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Print for the People


Summary

Sponsored in part by Mizzou Advantage, the Print for the People group brings together campus and local archival units to work together on integrated digital humanities projects, extending our ongoing initiatives. The network harnesses faculty expertise to shape how our unique digital materials are selected and presented to the campus, state and beyond.

Proposed mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students will provide opportunities to make use of these materials as well as make connections to K‐12 educators. Print for the People aims to advance scholarly and curricular innovations in digital humanities and media, anchored by interdisciplinary collaborations and a proposed national symposium on the history of print and visual culture.

Outcomes

So far, Print for the People has successfully published a white paper that describes and analyzes a variety of digital collections and libraries created by other universities and government entities. According to Michael Holland, project leader and Director of the Special Collections, Archives and Rare Books Division (SCARaB) of the University Libraries, analyzing these collections can help create a stronger project model for the University and one that would suit the needs and resources of the University of Missouri.

The evaluating of these existing open access collections are based upon the delivery of efficient and effective entrée for scholars, students, teachers and the public. This report will examine a variety of methods for digital document archives and provide a model for the next phase of the Print for the People project.

You can read the white paper here.

Related Initiative(s):
Media of the Future

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