Past Or Portal?

Past Or Portal?

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In the age of ubiquitous access to information, library special collections and archives have received renewed attention through digitization projects designed to share collections with the world at large. Yet these materials also offer opportunities for student learning through direct engagement with rare or unique items. While special collections and archives have largely been used by advanced researchers and scholars, an increasing number of undergraduate courses are taking advantage of these materials as guides in the instructional process.I wanted to immerse myself [in] as much primary information as possible so that I could reconstruct what happened, like a real historian [...] I could not help butget a rushfrom feeling like some investigator out ofa Bond movie. ... ofCalifornia, Berkeley who spent her spring break absorbed in documents and case files at the UCLA Library Special Collections. ... How do we inspire undergraduate students to use archives and special collections, and how do we support them in doing so?

Title:Past Or Portal?
Author:Eleanor Mitchell, Peggy Seiden, Suzy Taraba
Publisher:Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr - 2012


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