Legal Reference Services Quarterly
Robert Linz, Karen Selden & Georgia Briscoe, The Accidental Archivists: Lessons Learned from a Digital Archive Project, 33 Legal Reference Services Q. 99 (2014), available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0270319X.2014.869983.
This article tells the story of the University of Colorado Law Library’s successful effort to develop its first digital archive. The sudden death of the Law School’s Dean was the catalyst for this project, with a goal to unveil the archive at a memorial symposium scheduled nine months in the future. The Law Library staff had never tackled a project of this type or scale before. This article discusses the technological, cataloging and management issues which were encountered during the project. It also provides advice and tips on how librarians in their own institutions can accomplish such a project.
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The authors' preprint version is available at http://scholar.law.colorado.edu/articles/90/.