FW: AVL Alabama History Listserv is Ready
- This new discussion list is designed for the The Cornerstone Project, as
described below [and in emails I forwarded a week or so ago...] --aj wright
From: smedina@... [mailto:smedina@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 6:55 AM
Subject: AVL Alabama History Listserv is Ready
Cross-posted to NAAL-L and AVL List. -- please excuse the duplication.
Also, please feel free to post to your favorite discussion list! And,
this time, I included the INSTRUCTIONS TO SUBSCRIBE!
GO TO: http://list.virtual.lib.al.us/cgi-bin/lyris.pl
This should open at the main menu.
Select "Alabama Virtual Library Listserv" link.
Then, select the topic "alabamahistory". At this point,you should see the
Mailing List" form. Select the "Join alabamahistory" button.
To join the alabamahistory listserv you will be prompted to input
information. An email address is all that is required. Once you have
saved your information you will receive an email which you must reply to
in order to be added as a member.
NOTE: You MUST respond to the message to be confirmed as a subscriber.
You will receive listserv email just by joining. To access archived
messages you must logon to the alabamahistory listserv at the "Enter
Mailing List" page (no password required). To post messages simply send
mail to alabamahistory@....
The Alabama Supercomputer Authority, in its capacity to provide technical
support for the Alabama Virtual Library, has created an online discussion
list for the Cornerstone Project. The Network of Alabama Academic
Libraries received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library
Services (IMLS) to implement this exciting statewide initiative to make
unique historical treasures from Alabama's archives, libraries, museums,
and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents as
well as scholars throughout the world. Over the next two years, The
Cornerstone Project: Building the Founation for Sharing Alabama Hisory
Create 15,000 digital surrogates for materials held in Alabama
respositories that support teaching and learning about Alabama
history. These materials will be organized to support the Alabama
Course of Study Social Studies with emphasis on Alabama and U.S.
Work with repositories of all types to develop long-range plans and
implement strategies to assure unique materials are digitized and made
available via the Alabama Virtual Library.
Develop and implement a statewide training program to assure that
librarians, archivists, and other staff attain the knowledge and
skills to successfully plan, initiate, and complete digitization
projects. Training will be provided at NO COST to the participants.
Establish two new shared-use digitization facilities at Auburn University
and University of Alabama to join the Department of Archives and
History to support locally based digitization and serve as training
centers for the project.
If you are interested in digitizing library resources and applying this
technology to Alabama history materials, I encourage you to subscribe to
this list. Please ask anyone else in your library, archive, museum, or
other repository who might be interested to also subscribe. This will be
the PRIMARY source of information about this statewide effort to digitize
Alabama history resources.
Sue O. Medina
Network of Alabama Academic Libraries
P. O. Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000