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Presentation Date


Conference Name

CIC Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research National Workshop

Conference Location

Loews Madison Hotel, Washington, DC


The Hope College Library, as a participant in the CIC Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research, sought to extend the usage of Shared Shelf beyond a repository for local archival and art collections to a platform for faculty and student scholarship and creative output. Working with Dr. Lauren Janes (Assistant Professor of History), Tori Longfield (Digital Liberal Arts Librarian) proposed testing Shared Shelf for student use in the final course project for HIST 280: Modern Imperialism (Spring 2017). In collaboration with Jeremy Barney (Metadata and Digital Collections Librarian), a workflow was established to facilitate communication between the library and Dr. Janes, generate a project space for students within Shared Shelf, and instruct students on using the system. Partnering with faculty on these types of course projects affords the Hope College Library with the opportunity to highlight Shared Shelf as a useful platform for sharing student work and introduce students to digital asset management systems and the importance of archiving and describing digital assets (metadata).