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LG-246398-OLS-20

Broward Public Library Foundation
Fiscal Year: 
2020
Award: 
$150,000.00
City: 
Fort Lauderdale
State: 
FL
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Categories: 
NLG-L - National Digital Infrastructures and Initiatives

The African American Research Library and Cultural Center - in partnership with Shift Design, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Spelman College Archives, Auburn Avenue Research Library, Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, and the African American Museum and Library at Oakland - will hold a national forum called "Archiving the Black Web". The forum will focus on strategies for collecting and preserving Black history and culture online as well as building a support community for Black cultural heritage collections interested in web archiving. The culturally relevant yet highly ephemeral nature of web-published content by and about Black people is at risk of being lost forever or left to a fate of benign neglect. This national dialogue will create the infrastructure and framework for the future of documenting the web presence of Black history and culture.

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