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Brown Bag Discussion: Engaging the Community Through Digital Archives: the Lakeland Community Heritage Project

When: Friday, October 25, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Patuxent Building; Room 0120
Event Type(s): Forum

Since 2009, Dr. Mary Corbin Sies has been teaching a community-engaged class in which her students collaborate with the Lakeland Community Heritage Project to help document and archive the history and culture of this historic African American neighborhood, adjacent to our campus, in College Park. The class uses Omeka software ( to house the digital archive, which includes deeds, newspaper clippings, photographs, oral histories, and videos. This brown bag will showcase the Lakeland archive on Omeka and talk about the benefits and challenges of using Omeka.

This is a great opportunity for instructors to bring their ideas and questions to an open forum where we can discuss and learn from each other.

No registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is open for all faculty and staff who enjoy participating in a lively discussion.


For more information, contact:
Learning Technologies
Division of IT

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