Materials included in this project belong to the following Rutgers University Libraries collections:
As a graduate student in Library and Information Science at Rutgers University, I enrolled in "Digital Libraries." The final project for the course involved coming up with an idea for, and creating, in part or in full, a digital library.
Constance Finlay, Director of the Carey Library where I work part-time as a Library Assistant, suggested I create a digital library about James B. Carey, namesake of the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) Library. Thrilled at the idea of incorporating a school assignment into my work duties, I began to explore the interesting Carey ephemera held at the Carey Library, and eventually the Rutgers University Special Collections IUE archives.
After getting a
sense for the collections, I imagined potential users
and defined key goals for the project:
I photographed physical items such as buttons, badges and medals for display on the website using a makeshift copy stand consisting of a tripod, digital camera (Nikon Coolpix 8700) and black cardboard for a backdrop. Documents were also photographed in this manner.
Work on this
project continued through September 2006 for display in
conjunction with "James Carey: Labor's Boy Wonder," an
exhibition co-sponsored by Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives and the
School of Management and Labor Relations.
Many thanks to those at Rutgers who provided their invaluable advice, assistance, knowledge and expertise, making this project possible:
Director, Carey Library
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This exhibition was arranged by Constance J. Fontana.