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Community Webs

Announces Incoming 2021-2023 Library Participants

March 2021: ART | library deco chosen as a library to participate in the Community History Web Archiving Program (Community Webs)! 

Local history archives have long served as vital resources for preserving the stories of communities. With many records now published on the web, the ability to preserve collections of online newspapers, local blogs, civic websites, social media, and other platforms is an increasingly important skill for librarians in fulfilling their role as information custodians and community anchors. Locally-focused web archiving can also diversify the historical record and preserve the voices of those often excluded from the archive.

Community Webs began as an Institute of Museum and Library Services and Internet Archive funded program of continuing education, training, and services to enable public libraries to build collections of historically-valuable, web published materials documenting their local communities.

Now, with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Community Webs is expanding to include more than 150 libraries from across the United States.

California State University, at Channel Islands Presents: Black Scholars on Black Lives Lecture Series

February 2021: This Inaugural series is presented by the John Spoor Broome Library, at Cal State Channel Islands, in Partnership with the Center for Multicultural Engagement and supported through Instructionally Related Activities funding.

Featured Black Scholar, kYmberly Keeton, Founder and Chief Library Curator of ART | library deco. Participants will be introduced to ART | library deco, an online African American virtual art library archiving the visual experience of art, literature, and history through the eyes of artists and institutions in the United States and abroad.

The virtual art library stores exhibitions, collections, events, and curates art news for patrons to access daily. All participants will receive a complimentary six-month subscription to the art library. 

Dr. Sophia Frost, Interviews kYmberly Keeton, Chief Library Curator at ART | library deco

November 2020: People. Change. Museums. | By Dr. Sophia Frost…Explores the complex relationship between museums and technology in this time of intersecting crises.

Presented by Dr Sophie Frost, researcher on the ‘One by One’ initiative in the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester (UK), this podcast pulls together perspectives from the international museum world to take the temperature of the current moment.

Part spoken essay, part interview and part call to arms, Sophie asks: what is the role of the museum in defining our human values in 2020? And how does technology help or hinder this project?


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