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Khyber Centre for the Arts Archives: Beginning at Square One
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 324

    The first in a two-part series, this presentation will introduce the current development of the archives at the Khyber Centre for the Arts.  The Khyber, located in a heritage building on Barrington Street in Halifax, functions as an art gallery, cinema, music venue, and social space, and the archives reflect these varied social functions. A significant part of this legacy exists in an estimated 2000 posters that include unique silkscreen prints, photocopies, and hand drawn objects.  Our current project is specifically directed towards poster digitization and generally towards establishing a physical and digital archival framework for the Khyber.

    This presentation will examine the preparatory process required to build an archives from the ground up.  We will first present on the origins and breadth of the Khyber’s collection.  Secondly we will discuss the process of implementing a sustainable online cataloguing and digitization database that suits the financial reality of a non-profit arts organization, including establishing metadata standards, and developing policy.  Thirdly we will discuss the realities of building a physical archives, and finally an open discussion of the future of this project including expectations, goals, and foreseeable challenges.


    (Moderator: Hilllary Webb)

    My name is Amy and I am the Metadata and Copyright Librarian...

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