Showcase Projects in Digital Archives (LIS 655-01) Presentation

Student Names: Tali Chiyong Han, Eleanor Meyer, Genna Sarnak

Title: Enriching the Jews in America Portal: A Metadata Harvesting Project

Abstract: In this project, Tali, Nora and Genna participated in a collaboration with the American Jewish Historical Society to further enrich the Jews in America Portal, available online at . The Jews in America portal seeks to bring together the collections of Jewish historical societies across the United States to form a single search across all of their content. Tali, Nora, and Genna reached out to the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA, to incorporate their content into the portal. They communicated with staff at Rauh, received collections metadata, and transformed the raw metadata from MARC-XML into a spreadsheet readable by CollectiveAccess. In this presentation, they will describe their work in this project.