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DPLAfest 2015 took place on April 17-18, 2015 in Indianapolis, bringing together over 300 to discuss everything from technology and development, to (e)books, law, genealogy, and education. The annual DPLAfest celebration will appeal to teachers and students, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, genealogists, and members of the public alike who are interested in an engaging mix of interactive workshops, hands-on activities, hackathons, discussions with community leaders and practitioners, and more. To join the conversation on Twitter, check out #dplafest

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Saturday, April 18 • 10:30am - 11:15am
LGBT History in Indiana: Documenting and Sharing

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Several cultural heritage institutions in Indiana have been working on documenting and sharing the heritage and history of the Indiana and Indianapolis LGBT community.  In 2014 the Indiana Historical Society announced its 3-phased collecting strategy, starting with the Indianapolis and Central Indiana LGBT Oral History Project.  These stories will become a piece of the Indiana Historical Society’s expanding collections.  Around the same time the Indiana Landmarks Foundation announced its LGBT Heritage program which identifies, researches, and marks physical locations significant to LGBT history within Indiana.  In 2010 The Chris Gonzalez Library & Archives, the brain child of life long Indiana resident and LGBT advocate Michael Bohr, partnered with IUPUI University Library and the Kinsey Institute to digitize and provide open access to early Indiana GLBT newsletters: http://kinseyinstitute.org/library/gonzalez.html.  This session will share how these projects came to fruition and next steps for continuing to preserve Indiana’s LGBT history.

Slides available at: https://prezi.com/x4ex80da88ge/chris-gonzalez-library-and-archives-lgbt-digital-collection/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Notes available at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bDkrcFKFqJM8Gnl7NUG4iBvYlaRGhrDC-HLUuDOsh5M&authuser=1 


Speakers
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Eric Mundell

Director of Collections Management, Indiana Historical Society
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Kristi Palmer

Associate Dean of Digital Scholarship, IUPUI University Library
Kristi L. Palmer earned a B.A. in History from Ball State University in 1999 and a Master in Library Science from Indiana University in 2001.  She has worked professionally in the arena of digital collection organization and metadata creation for 12 years supporting the creation of faculty, student, and community-driven digital scholarship and cultural heritage collections.  Palmer’s research interests include open access... Read More →


Saturday April 18, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
IUPUI University Library: UL Room 1116 755 W Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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