Director, ASCSA Publications
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
The Digital Bridges Initiative, formed by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) in 2007, is dedicated to connecting classroom study to curated digital collections. Working in partnership with faculty, librarians, media repositories, and museums, this initiative supports learning through the active manipulation of curated, persistent, and high-quality source materials, and treats the strongest student analysis of such material as itself worthy of collection. This session will chart the Digital Bridges model in educational projects at Columbia University across several different subject areas. Emphasis will be placed on ways in which the initiative draws on the traditional strengths of the research library, and influences planning for new library services and collection development.