A participatory project to collect and preserve the histories of the City University of New York

CDHA at the 2015 CUNY IT Conference

On Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 9:30 am CDHA hosted a roundtable discussion at the 2015 CUNY IT conference at John Jay College. We explored the process of creating a democratically produced digital archive on CUNY’s rich history.

Presenters (see below) described the CDHA’s evolution and the decision to customize the Omeka web tool for the archive’s backend and online display. The presenters demonstrated CDHA online collections and discussed the technical and conceptual challenges involved in archiving CUNY’s history.

Marco Battistella, American Social History Project, The Graduate Center (Web Developer)
Steve Brier, Urban Education, The Graduate Center (Lead Historian)
Joan Greenbaum, Professor Emerita, LaGuardia Community College and The Graduate Center (Contributor)
Johnathan Thayer, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College (Project Archivist)
Andrea Vásquez, American Social History Project, The Graduate Center (Project Director)
Sandra Watson, Retired Dean of Adult and Continuing Education, LaGuardia Community College (Contributor)