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1 Oregon State University’s Centro Cultural César Chávez Connecting Latino/a students to other campus cultural resource centers through shared library and archival projects Natalia Fernández Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA) Oregon State University REFORMA April 2, 2015 San Diego, CA

2 OSU The Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA) Cultural Resources Centers (CRCs) Projects Library System Archival Collections Oral Histories Small Exhibits Challenges & Lessons Learned Broader Applications Discussion & Questions P RESENTATION OVERVIEW

3 OSU The OMA’s mission is to assist in preserving the histories and sharing the stories that document Oregon's African American, Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American communities

4 OSU What are OSU’s CRCs and what to they do? C ULTURAL R ESOURCE C ENTERS Cultural Centers attract and retain students and faculty as micro-communities within the larger community. They serve as a refuge to celebrate and to find solace, to find support and challenges, to facilitate and share a broad understanding of all aspects of a diverse range of cultures. As such, we commit that Cultural Centers will be a part of Oregon State University, not in lieu of the larger University community, but as enrichment to it. Cultural Centers at Oregon State University A Statement of Vision and Charter Commitment, 2002

5 OSU Library System Archival Collections Oral Histories Small Exhibits in the Library P ROJECTS WITH THE CRC S

6 OSU L IBRARY S YSTEM All CRCs use Booxter to manage their individual library collections All CRCs use one LibraryThing account for their library collections to be available for searching online

7 OSU L IBRARY S YSTEM I NDIVIDUAL B OOXTER A CCOUNTS

8 OSU L IBRARY S YSTEM J OINT L IBRARY T HING A CCOUNT

9 OSU L IBRARY S YSTEM CRC S L IBRARY M ANUAL CRCs Libraries Manual, Table of Contents

10 OSU L IBRARY S YSTEM W ANT TO L EARN M ORE ? “Booxter and LibraryThing: Making cultural resource centers library collections visible and accessible” College & Research Libraries (C&RL) News vol.75 no.6, pages Published June 2014

11 OSU A RCHIVAL C OLLECTIONS T YPES OF D OCUMENTS WITH CRC H ISTORY OSU Yearbooks and student newspaper The Barometer Memorabilia Collection Files and University Records Collections

12 OSU A RCHIVAL C OLLECTIONS T HE A RCHIVAL P ROCESS APCC Box of Records and Accession Report The basics of creating an archival collection… 1)Review materials at the center & archives 2)Box the materials in archival folders and boxes 3)Create an accession report that describes the collection 4)Arrange and describe the collection in a Finding Aid 5)Make the collection accessible to the public Each year, I like to share what types of materials are appropriate for archiving and I review the process of how it works with each CRC.

13 OSU A RCHIVAL C OLLECTIONS FAQ S R EGARDING A RCHIVES What materials should be kept? How do you organize the items? What stays in the Centers vs. what goes to the Archives? Can the Centers have certain items digitized but keep the originals? What about electronic records?

14 OSU A RCHIVAL C OLLECTIONS T HE C ENTRO ’ S A RCHIVAL C OLLECTION The Centro’s photo albums are physically available at the Centro The Centro’s photo albums are available online for the general public to have access to them

15 OSU O RAL H ISTORIES Interview Audio and Transcripts are available online

16 OSU S MALL E XHIBITS IN THE L IBRARY Exhibit Photos Featured on Flickr Native American Longhouse Black Cultural Center Women’s Center CRCs curated library exhibits to coincide with heritage month celebrations

17 OSU C HALLENGES & L ESSONS L EARNED Introductions and Community Interest Training and Maintenance Time Resources Working with students Setting Priorities Maintaining Communication

18 OSU B ROADER A PPLICATIONS What can you do in your library with your community?

19 OSU D ISCUSSION & Q UESTIONS Contact Information Natalia Fernández OSU Libraries: Oregon Multicultural Archives Thank you!


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