Creating a Record of It: Digital Archives for the Past, Present, & Future

Learn to create your own digital archive!

KENNESAW, Ga. (Sep 17, 2020) — Join us for our first faculty and alumni panel, focused this time on creating digital archives for research, community partners, clients, and for personal genealogical purposes, too. We've invited two MAST alumni who worked on or are continuing to work on digital archives projects along with KSU's top archivist and founder of KSU's archival and record management program to give a kind of Archives 101 panel discussion and share their stories and experiences in the field. Our first panelist, Ann Kane Burkly, MAST graduate of 2014, took a graduate-level course in self-taught art in the summer of 2011, and as part of a required public history, or community engagement, project, she and two other MAST students created a digital record of the most famous section of Howard Finster's Paradise Garden in Summerville, Georgia, known as Mosaic Garden. Similarly, our second panelist — a MAST alumna of 2012 who coincidentally was one of the other two MAST students who worked on the Paradise Garden project — did her capstone project on her community partnership and the creation of a digital archive for the Pasaquan Preservation Society. Finally, our panel expert, Dr. Tamara Tamara Livingston, will share expertise and offer advice on jump-starting your own physical and digital archive for future scholars and generations. The virtual panel kicks off at 3:30pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.