17 librarians and one big undertaking: creating a digital project from start to finish



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© 2019, © 2019 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. As academic librarians prepare for new forms of collaboration with researchers on digital projects, there is a growing demand for librarians to acquire skills with project management, as well as specific digital tools and methods. This article describes how research librarians collaborated together to complete a digital project related to student activism in the 1930s and 1940s on their campus. From researching in the archives to creating a digital timeline, the project utilized a team-based, “learn by doing” approach to allow librarians the opportunity to work through the logistics of a project from start to finish. The organization of the project, the digital tools and methods used, and the lessons learned are described in detail.






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Hartsell-Gundy, A, K Lawton and H Rozear (2020). 17 librarians and one big undertaking: creating a digital project from start to finish. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 32(1). pp. 19–28. 10.1080/1941126X.2019.1709730 Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/20563.

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Arianne Hartsell-Gundy


Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department and Librarian for Literature

Arianne is the library liaison for the English department and Literature program. She is currently serving as the 1G Student Success Librarian, a role that aims to provide support for first-generation college students at Duke. She was previously a Humanities Librarian at Miami University in Ohio, and an Instruction Librarian at Florida State University. She has an MLS/MA in Comparative Literature from Indiana University, and a BA in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia.


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