Assistant Dean of University Libraries, and Head of Electronic Resources and Information Technologies
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Head of Metadata Services
What happens when two institutions find themselves working on projects with a similar scope and purpose, each using very different development and user engagement models? Freedom on the Move, developed at Cornell University, and the Digital Library on American Slavery at the University of North Carolina Greensboro represent just this: in-development large databases of runaway slave advertisements with very different models. In this session we will discuss the two approaches to user engagement, technical architecture and content acquisition; meanwhile we will demonstrate how the two projects work together to ensure that they complement each other, sharing data and expertise to eliminate duplication of effort.