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Grantee: University of Nebraska, Omaha

Lead Investigator: Jason Hepler (

Keywords: University library, Archival materials--Digitization, Makerspace, Rural communities, Tribal communities, Mobile digitization, Archives

Year Awarded: 2017

Amount: $5,550

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Description: This was a pilot project to allow the University of Nebraska, Omaha to work with tribal colleges and communities in Nebraska. In the recent past, archivists had identified the need and desire to capture community archives materials. The project explored a mobile maker space and digitization lab that would allow them to reach out to rural communities and digitize their material, making such material widely available while keeping the archival materials within the community.