October 24, 2012
Story submitted by: Erin Lawrimore
University Archivist Erin Lawrimore and Digital Technology Consultant Richard Cox have been awarded the UNCG University Libraries’ Innovation and Program Enrichment grant for 2012. Their project is to build upon the existing interactive UNCG campus map by repurposing existing information and digital objects to create mobile-friendly web pages focused on the history of each building on campus. Short term, the project will enhance the historic campus tours already conducted by staff of the Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) staff. Currently, SCUA staff lead hour-long historic walking tours of campus for undergraduate and graduate classes, alumni, donors, potential students, and other groups visiting campus. Interest in these tours grows each year. The project will more readily allow SCUA staff to incorporate multimedia (such as digitized photographs) into these tours. Additionally, this will allow for the future creation of a historic walking tour app will allow people to conduct tours on their own schedule and at their own pace.
Created by Dean Rosann Bazirjian in 2009 and first awarded in 2010, the objective of the Innovation and Program Enrichment Grant is to provide one-time funding of up to $2,500 for projects that will innovatively enhance and expand library services and programs.