Scott Vieira, Collection Development Coordinator at Rice University’s Fondren Library, recently interviewed Peggy Glahn for Serials Review about her experience working with libraries to develop Open Access primary source collections in her role as Associate Director of Reveal Digital. Scott and Peggy discussed Reveal Digital’s history and funding model, favorite collections, upcoming publishing activity, and future developments for the digitization of primary sources.
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Reveal Digital’s Diversity & Dissent program, now fully funded, to offer four Open Access collections
Reveal Digital brings together libraries, historical societies, and community archives to create collections of important primary source content. We make them available Open Access on JSTOR to ensure that they are easy to discover and use, and preserve them for future generations.
The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) has made a group commitment to support the new Reveal Digital publishing program Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movements. All 15 member libraries are participating in this agreement, which totals more than $500,000.
Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movements is a three-year program that will bring libraries and archives together to develop, fund and digitize primary source collections on the histories of civil rights activism by the everyday citizens… Read more»
Reveal Digital is committed to making underrepresented perspectives from historical events visible to researchers everywhere. In partnership with libraries and archives, we have been uncovering these important primary sources, enabling innovative scholarship and a more complex understanding of the past.
Today, we are pleased to announce Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movements, a new program to digitize the histories of civil rights activism by the everyday citizens of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian American/Pacific Islander communities.… Read more»
Since 2013, Michigan State University Libraries has been a remarkable partner for Reveal Digital, one of the first libraries to provide seed money for what was then a new, experimental publishing model for Open Access primary source collections. The Murray & Hong Special Collections Library provided thousands of pages of content from their renowned American Radicalism Collection for Reveal Digital’s Independent Voices collection, contributing source material for some of its most important magazines and newspapers, including <a… Read more»
Reveal Digital develops Open Access primary source collections, with content curated and sourced from a wide array of libraries, museums, historical societies, and individual collectors, and funds pooled from library partners through a crowd-publishing model. These collections bring together fragmented documentary material from under-represented 20th century voices of dissent. Items showcased below are highlights from recently launched collections.Collection spotlight American Prison Newspapers, 1800-2020: Voices from the Inside