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Collaboration and Motivation for Digital Success: The Western Writers Series Digital Editions @ Boise State University
(2009)
  • Erin Passehl, Boise State University
  • Rick Stoddart, Boise State University
Abstract

Recently the Boise State University English Department and Albertsons Library collaborated on digitizing a collection of out-of-print editions of the Western Writers Series. Boise State publishes the Western Writers Series which consists of 50-60 page booklets of authoritative introductions to writers and classic texts that relate to literature of the American West. This poster will showcase the collaboration and motivation that went into the Western Writers Series Digital Editions. The motivation behind each stakeholder’s participation in this project will be outlined. The collaboration tactics used when working with librarians, catalogers, archivists, academic units and the community at large will also be highlighted. Participants will walk away with a sense of what obstacles to look for and anticipate when collaborating to create and promote digital collections at their libraries.

For more information on the Western Writers Series Digital Editions, please see: http://library.boisestate.edu/westernwriters/.

Keywords
  • collaboration,
  • motivation,
  • archives,
  • special collections,
  • Western writers,
  • Boise,
  • Idaho,
  • digitization
Publication Date
August, 2009
Citation Information
Erin Passehl and Rick Stoddart. "Collaboration and Motivation for Digital Success: The Western Writers Series Digital Editions @ Boise State University" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erin_passehl/5/