Digitization: Purdue University Libraries Holds First “Digital History Harvest” During 2018 Homecoming
From The Purdue Exponent:
As part of the [Purdue U.] sesquicentennial celebration, Purdue Libraries plans to create a digital archive full of freely accessible memorabilia. The Libraries started the collection process Friday with the first Digital History Harvest, which encouraged alumni to bring their Purdue-related papers and objects to campus for digitization, according to Matthew Hannah, who specializes in digital humanities and organized the idea.
Purdue Libraries hopes to make some of the memories from that tradition available for people to look at in a digital archive. They have always collected materials from alumni donors as well as famous figures like Amelia Earhart and Neil Armstrong, but Friday’s History Harvest was aimed specifically toward those alumni coming back for Homecoming who have something they want to share.
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