Shorefront awarded National Leadership Grant for Libraries

January 15, 2016

Shorefront

Congratulations to BMRC Member Shorefront Legacy Center on being awarded a National Leadership Grant for Libraries. In collaboration with the Amistad Research Center, the South Asian American Digital Archive, Mukurtu, and the Inland Empire Memories Project of the University of California-Riverside, Shorecroft will use a National Forum grant to host a series of meetings that will focus on integrating community archives in the National Digital Platform. The four meetings will convene a diverse group of community archives curators and practitioners, community members, scholars, and digital collections leaders, to discuss broader inclusion of these materials in national digital collections. Outcomes of the project will include a summary white paper providing recommendations for increased representation of marginalized communities and people in our digital cultural heritage.