Massive Digital Community Archives in Colombia: An International Partnership Towards Peace

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We’re excited to announce that Diego Merizalde and Jon Voss have written a case study about the collaboration between the National Library of Colombia and Historypin. It’s part of The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites, published in November 2019.

This chapter explores a partnership between the National Library of Colombia, with its national network of public libraries, and, a global non-profit that seeks to strengthen communities through local history and story-sharing. This project highlights: the potential role of cultural heritage organisations to make lasting social impact through civic engagement, methods for designing digital content creation and community engagement along with technical infrastructure, the democratising potential of placing the power of cultural narrative in the hands of many, and how a digital cultural project allowed us to reach an entire nation during an essential time of peace-building.

You can download the chapter and learn more about the partnership here.