Library & Information Science

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Telling the Story of Clinton's Underground Railroad History

The Clinton area's important role in helping free slaves through the Underground Railroad is not widely known, even among local residents.  Several local historians have collected records about the Underground Railroad in Clinton, but hope to uncover new information and make this important local history widely available and easily accessible. 

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Jackson County Historical Society Technical Solutions Evaluation

Graduate students in the School of Library & Information Science partnered with Jackson County Historical Society to perform a technical evaluation for building an online compendium of Jackson County, Iowa history. 

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Keokuk Library Archives

Keokuk Public Library Bickel Collection Access

Graduate students in the School of Library & Information Science partnered with Keokuk Public Library staff to build a database to extend access to the Bickel Collection housed at the library.

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Webster City - Digital Archiving Kendall Young Library

Graduate students in the School of Library & Information Science provided a framework for digitizing thousands of archived local historical records that currently exist only as print documents in Webster City's Kendall Young Library.  

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Mason City Architectural Inventory Online Platform

Graduate students in the School of Library & Information Science built a framework and online platform for archiving data related to Mason City architecture.

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Sioux City Public Library

Coordinate Early Literacy Resources in Support of Grade-level Reading Success

Students in the School of Library and Information Science partnered with Sioux City Public Library Director Betsy Thompson to identify potential community partners who had a stake in and wanted to develop community partnerships in support of early childhood literacy. 

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Washington Library

Enhancing Children's Resources as the Washington Free Public Library

Graduate students in the School of Library and Information Science worked with the Washington Free Public Library to address goals related to the library’s long-term plan, particularly in relation to the Children’s Area. Projects included evaluating the potential for creation of a parenting collection, reclassification of the Children’s Area, and rearranging the Children’s Area to create a welcoming environment.

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