Community Engagement at Western University Archives: Celebrating Our Relationships with Communities, Collections and DonorsArchives Association of Ontario (2018)
This panel presentation focuses on innovative ways that Western Archives is increasing its level of engagement with various communities, such as students, faculty, alumni, local researchers, and donors.
Examples include a Canada 150 project to digitize and publish thousands of London Free Press photographs of the centennial year 1967 and the creation of a virtual exhibit celebrating the Labatt Brewing Company’s 170th anniversary. We used social media to promote and share content from both the London Free Press and Labatt exhibits.
Beyond these specific initiatives, Western Archives also engages with various memory and heritage Facebook groups to promote our holdings. We will share some initial impressions and data related to the measurement of success of our initiatives.
We discuss the challenges of community engagement such as ensuring proper attribution, as well as balancing this work with the more traditional collection management activities.
Publication DateSpring May 10, 2018
Citation InformationAnne Daniel, Tom Belton and Amanda Oliver. "Community Engagement at Western University Archives: Celebrating Our Relationships with Communities, Collections and Donors" Archives Association of Ontario (2018)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amanda-oliver/1/