Expanding Knowledge Webinar: Intro to Special Collections

On Monday, November 13th Giordana Mecagni, Head of Special Collections and University Archivist at Northeastern University and Ruth Rogers, Curator of Special Collections at the Clapp Library at Wellesley College presented an Introduction to Special Collections as part of the ongoing Expanding Knowledge webinar series.  The session included:

  • types of special collections and archival materials and how they are acquired
  • how such collections are discovered
  • preservation issues
  • access for researchers
  • integrating archival and special collection materials into teaching
  • outreach and visibility initiatives.

Slides from the presentation are available here and the full recording is available on the BLC Vimeo site here.  In addition, Ruth and Giordana have created a list of supplementary resources which you can find here.