Listen Online/Radio Interview: “Arizona State University Library Holds Workshops To Increase Archive Diversity”
Latinos, African-Americans, Asian-Americans and the LGBT community are only represented in zero to 2 percent of known archival collections.
That number comes from the ASU Library, which is trying to bump up that number. Led by ASU [Arizona State University] archivist Nancy Godoy, they’re hosting free workshops to teach people how to preserve and archive historical materials.
You might think of an archive and picture really old pieces of paper from official government business, but including marginalized communities could really expand what an archive is.
The Show spoke with Libby Coyner, she’s a collections archivist at Elon University and used to work in the Arizona State Archives.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) 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.