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WSS Annual Conference 2004 Program

Telling Our Stories Now:
Women’s Archives in the Digital Age


How have digitization projects and the Internet opened archival and primary source collections to a worldwide audience? What new opportunities and challenges do these developments bring to libraries, special collections, and archives?

Ellen Broidy, Young Research Library at UCLA, moderated a panel discussion on how women’s stories are being told through new electronic projects and how these projects impact collections.

The panelists were:

Sherrill Redmon, Director of the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, an internationally renowned collection consisting of manuscripts, periodicals, photographs and other primary sources dealing with women’s history form the colonial period to the present;

Stephen Rhind-Tutt, President, Alexander Street Press, an academic publisher of electronic full-text databases in the humanities and social sciences, including women's studies;

Laura Micham, Director of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture in the Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library at Duke University. The Bingham collection includes a wealth of primary documents ranging from plantation diaries to papers of contemporary feminist activists.

“Telling Our Stories Now: Women’s Archives in the Digital Age” was held during ALA’s Annual Conference in Orlando on Monday, June 28, starting at 9:15am (following the WSS Awards Ceremony at 8:30) in the Renaissance Orlando Seaworld, Labrid.

The program was co-sponsored by ACRL’s College Libraries Section, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, and University Libraries Section, as well as RUSA's History Section.

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