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MH-00-19-0006-19

Amistad Research Center
Fiscal Year: 
2019
Award: 
$104,468.00
City: 
New Orleans
State: 
LA
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

The Amistad Research Center will improve management of its digital assets in order to provide staff with easier access to the materials. The improvements will also enable them to better assist with reference inquiries and research requests. The research center will create a new digital archivist position, which will be responsible for creating standards-based policies and workflows, training staff on best practices for digital assets management, and developing and implementing procedures for the acquisition, preservation, and access of born-digital materials. The digital archivist will research and provide recommendations for a professional content management system, oversee the installation of the system, and formulate a plan for importing existing metadata and handling ongoing data entry.