Food for Thought: Our Treasures at Your Fingertips with Amelia Holmes and Sara David

Join us for a Food for Thought lecture by Amelia Holmes, NHA Associatie Director of the Research Library and Sara David, NHA Digitization Archivist for a special presentation of Our Treasures at Your Fingertips.

Research Library director Amelia Holmes will demonstrate how easy it is to access the NHA’s vast and varied collections, using our new Eloquent program. Sara will take us on a travel through time, using real-life experiences as recorded in log books, as she describes the digitization process being used to transcribe these experiences, and offers opportunities for the public to join in the process.

Amelia Holmes directs the NHA’s Research Library; prior to this role, she worked with collections on the American South at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Wilson Special Collections Library and the History of Medicine Collection at Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Amelia earned her MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill and has BAs in studio art and English from Western Carolina University.

Sara is completing her Master of Science in Library and Information Studies online through Florida State University’s School of Information, and had previously worked with the logbooks as an intern, upon being hired in October as a full-time employee dedicated to digitization and transcription.

 

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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