New Online Archive: UCLA Library Launches L.A. Aqueduct Platform
From UCLA News:
William Mulholland’s famous words at the opening of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913 capped an extraordinary engineering achievement and launched an explosion of growth and a century of controversy .
Celebrating these multiple legacies, the UCLA Library has created the Los Angeles Aqueduct Digital Platform, an innovative resource that provides public access to archival material, new scholarship and interactive experiences relating to the aqueduct.
“It is my honor to make this extraordinary new resource available to UCLA students and faculty, residents of Southern California and scholars around the world,” said UCLA University Librarian Ginny Steel. “Creating a resource to fully explore such a transformative event in Los Angeles history required an equally innovative platform, and we are grateful to our funder and our partners for their invaluable contributions.”
Users will find almost 2,000 digitized photographs, documents, maps, pamphlets and other archival resources from UCLA Library Special Collections. The platform also offers social and cultural engagement space in which scholars, students and members of the public can share research and work with primary sources as a community.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.