John G Riley Center and Museum of African American History and Culture

Log Number: MH-248959-OMS-21

The John G. Riley Center and Museum will collaborate with Florida State University to improve the accessibility of the museum's 850 linear feet archival collection that includes photos, historic documents, rare books, oral histories, and a variety of artifacts. Florida State University will provide expertise and skills to create the metadata, digitize, and monitor the process. The metadata will be shared with the Sunshine State Digital Network, the Digital Public Library of America hub for Florida, increasing access for the public, urban planners, students, and researchers. Project staff will organize a two-day workshop for 32 other African American museums in Florida to share best practices for creating digital projects, including project planning and management, assessment and selection of materials, and identification of available descriptions for metadata.