Save the date: October 27, 2017 4:00pm-7:00pm
Room 114 Appalachian State University Belk Library & Information Commons
You are invited to attend the Appalachian Online: Celebrating the Birth of Appalachian Studies event, which will feature a panel discussion on our most recent digitized collections followed by a reception with light snacks, wine, and music along with an open house in Special Collections at the Appalachian State University Belk Library & Information Commons, https://library.appstate.edu/about/directions-and-parking .
Collections highlighted include:
- The Appalachian Consortium Press: Digitizing the Early Years of Appalachian Studies grant, funded by the Mellon Foundation Open Book Project to digitize and make available selected volumes published by the Appalachian Consortium Press, https://library.appstate.edu/digital-scholarship-initiatives/appalachian-consortium-press-publications .
- Appalachian Land Ownership Survey Records, 1936-1985—This collection consists of records from a survey, conducted in fall 1978 by the Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force, to examine land ownership patterns within the Appalachian region, particularly absentee and corporate ownership effects on regional development, http://omeka.library.appstate.edu/collections/show/78.
- Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians Records, 1980-2013 later simplified toKatúah Journal, was published from 1983 to 1993. A quarterly publication run by volunteers focused on the bioregion of former Cherokee land in Appalachia. The digital collections is athttp://omeka.library.appstate.edu/collections/show/79 and the exhibit, http://omeka.library.appstate.edu/exhibits/show/katuahjournal/exhibit .
This event is sponsored by Appalachian State University Libraries Special Collections and Digital Scholarship and Initiatives and UNC Asheville. Additional details will be announced closer to the event date. For further information contact Pam Mitchem, Email: email@example.com, Phone: 828-262-7422