Virtual Forum on Archiving the Black Web Scheduled for April 29-30

The forum is organized by archivists and librarians that are focused on building collections related to the Black experience. Hosting a roster of dynamic scholars, activists, archivists, librarians and digital content creators, the forum will discuss projects and research that centers Black people in digital spaces as not only participants but as drivers of web culture. ATBW Forum will facilitate a critical dialog about the challenges and opportunities of documenting culturally relevant yet highly ephemeral web-published content by and about Black people. These conversations will catalyze the work of ATBW, which is to create infrastructure and framework for the future of documenting the web presence of Black history and culture.

Registration for the forum is required. Space is limited and priority will be given to library and archival registrants working at institutions whose missions prioritize collecting content about the Black experience. For more information, contact ATBW Project Director Makiba Foster at [email protected] or 954-357-6176.

About The Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grant-making, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Broward County Libraries Division
Broward County Libraries Division, named 2020 and 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than 7.5 million walk-in customers visiting its 38 locations annually. Broward County Libraries Division provides convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website, Broward.org/Library, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE Broward County Libraries

Related Links

https://www.broward.org/library

WHAT TO READ NEXT...