Collaboration, Creativity and Collections: Historical Preservation for Alabama Communities.

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Presentation for the 2017 Digital Frontiers Conference. This presentation discusses two traveling postcard exhibits, physical and digital, created by Troy University Libraries and Troy University's International Center for Collaboration and Creativity (iC3).

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Elder, Ruth & Johnson, Jerry September 21, 2017.

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Presentation for the 2017 Digital Frontiers Conference. This presentation discusses two traveling postcard exhibits, physical and digital, created by Troy University Libraries and Troy University's International Center for Collaboration and Creativity (iC3).

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Abstract: In 2016-2017, the Troy University Libraries partnered with Troy's International Center for Collaboration and Creativity (iC3), to create two traveling postcard exhibits and a digital exhibit. The impetus behind the project was more visibility of an extensive vintage postcard collection. The collection contains postcards from around the world but we chose to highlight postcards from cities and towns in Alabama to coincide with the state’s three-year Bicentennial Celebration. The traveling exhibits appeal to a wide audience because the images inspire cultural memories of what places looked like “back then.” Senior citizens have “I remember when” moments and younger people learn about history. One exhibit depicts “main” streets in small towns and large cities while the other has images of historical buildings such as courthouses, schools, and churches. Although both traveling exhibits are booked in academic libraries, public libraries, and museums around the state, we know there are underserved populations that will not be able to view them. For this reason, we created an accessible digital exhibit to compliment the physical exhibits.This presentation will showcase how the library and iC3 used the digitized postcards to create the traveling and digital exhibits and our plans for future projects.

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  • 2017 Digital Frontiers Conference, September 21-23, 2017. Denton, Texas.

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Elder, Ruth & Johnson, Jerry. Collaboration, Creativity and Collections: Historical Preservation for Alabama Communities., presentation, September 21, 2017; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1010744/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .