Emily Dickinson on the iPad: Designing a Digital Collection for 21st-Century Scholarship

Wednesday, March 13 | 12:30PM–1:20PM | Room 554
Session Type: NC13

Amherst College is producing a wealth of born-digital and digitized content, from the manuscripts of Emily Dickinson to the minutes of the board of trustees. In response, the Library and Academic Technology Services are working collaboratively on a digital collections system that addresses a complex landscape of varied formats, differing access restrictions, sophisticated user expectations, and multiple devices. Rich metadata and an easy-to-use, attractive interface support user discovery, and further development will provide tools for researchers to interact with and repurpose content and data to suit their own needs.


  • Aaron Coburn

  • Kelcy Shepherd

    Head of Manuscripts, Harvard University

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