Course Description


Cleveland History Center
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
10:30 a.m. – noon

Digital Curation
Margaret Roulett, Archives and Special Collections Manager

How does the Western Reserve Historical Society’s Research Library make its collections accessible in the digital age? Join Margaret Roulett, archives and special collections manager, to explore how she is curating vast archival collections into free access, online digital modules available for scholars, researchers and students across the globe and in our own backyard.

A native of Akron, Ohio, Margaret Roulett has been the Western Reserve Historical Society’s archives and special collections manager since May 2016. Over the past ten years, she has worked as a book conservation technician at the University of Kentucky, an education coordinator at Hale Farm and Village, and a teacher at the Cleveland Museum of Art. She has completed two internships at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.


About the Research Library

Housed within the Cleveland History Center in University Circle, the WRHS Research Library collections include published resources (250,000 books; 25,000 newspapers; and numerous maps, sheet music, broadsides and other printed ephemera) and unpublished manuscripts collections (more than 10,000 linear feet of processed personal papers and records; more than 340,000 images; and numerous audio and video recordings). Since its founding, the Research Library’s primary focus has been the documentation of the many facets of the history of Cleveland and Northeastern Ohio. This portrayal includes religion, politics, immigration, gender, ethnicity, transportation, business, labor, war, philanthropy, medicine, leisure and countless other dimensions of life in the region.

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