Credits and acknowledgements
About the Project
The "HBCU Library Alliance - Cornell University Digitization Initiative," which began in 2005 is a continuing education and digital collection production initiative. The goal of the project is to build a cadre of HBCU library staff trained in digital collection building. Funding was made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This historic collection is the product of a partnership between the HBCU Library Alliance, Cornell University Library, twenty HBCU institutions, and the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET).
The following people were involved with the project on behalf of the HBCU Library Alliance:
- Committee on the Digitization of Cultural Heritage Materials: (Chair) Dr. Janice Franklin, Dean of Libraries - Alabama State University; Loretta Parham, Executive Director & CEO - Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center; Dr. Elsie Weatherington, Dean of University Library - Virginia State University
- Lillian Lewis, HBCU Library Alliance Program Officer & Project Liaison
- Yolanda Gandia, HBCU Library Alliance Administrative Assistant
The following people were involved with the project on behalf of Cornell University Library:
- Project Manager: Ira Revels, Sr. Assistant Librarian, Public Services and Assessment
- Primary Investigator: Peter Hirtle, Intellectual Property Officer and Technology Strategist, Public Services and Assessment
- Communications: Chris Philip, Staff Writer, CUL Department of Communications
The following people were involved with the project on behalf of Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library:
- Database Administrator: Gail McClenney, Deputy Director - AUC RWWL
- Brenda Banks, Manager, Gulf Coast Library Recovery - SOLINET
- Kate Nevins, Executive Director - SOLINET