June 18, 2021

UCLA Library Program Announces New Projects to Digitize and Document Activism, Political Expression and Communal Memory Around the World

From the UCLA Library:

In this period of great uncertainly, access to primary sources that include the voices of people and communities often left out of national histories and global narratives of progress can help expand understanding and empathy. These voices can be a spark for social justice and societal change. UCLA Library’s Modern Endangered Archives Program (MEAP) was set up in 2018 with support from Arcadia, a charitable trust of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, and is dedicated to digitizing and making accessible endangered archival materials from the 20th and 21st Centuries, including print, photographic, film, audio, ephemeral, and born digital objects. The program is well positioned to empower communities working to preserve, document, and curate these important collections and to provide people around the world with the ability to view cultural heritage materials not as isolated objects, but alongside other modern history collections.

MEAP is proud to announce its second worldwide cohort of digitization and documentation projects that will move these goals forward. The MEAP Review Board has recommended 22 projects for full funding, 10 Planning Grants and 12 Project Grants.

Learn More, Read the Complete Announcement, View Project Abstracts

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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