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ERIC Number: EJ1024480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1941-126X
Crowdsourcing Content to Promote Community and Collection Development in Public Libraries
Carr, Melissa Eleftherion
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v25 n4 p313-316 2013
With the Poetry Center at San Francisco State University, the author has begun to build an open-access digital repository for poetry chapbooks. The repository is essentially a chapbook exchange: a place for poets to share their current works. Users are invited to share their chapbooks via upload and as such gain access to the chapbook repository. The model is "take a chapbook, leave a chapbook." The mission is to provide a space for poets to correspond, convene, and collaborate. In this article the author would like to discuss ways libraries can augment and reinvigorate extant print and electronic poetry collections to maintain relevancy and reflect the liveliness and vigor of poetry communities. This proposal will discuss crowdsourcing poetry chapbooks from communities as a viable means of expanding existing poetry collections.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California