[HNW] Help for an American sampler digital library project
SNSpies at aol.com
SNSpies at aol.com
Tue Jul 6 20:27:40 PDT 2010
I would suggest a listing with links of American museums that hold samplers
along with perhaps a bit of information about the samplers themselves.
Greetings to the List,
I have been a subscriber to this list for years, and even though I never
participate, I always enjoy and appreciate the depth of knowledge shown by
the participants. So I am hoping I can ask for you assistance.
I'm taking a Digital Libraries class as part of my MLS; the final project
in this class is to propose and design a digital library of your own.
Almost every topic I chose seemed to be either too huge and unwieldy or already
duplicated, so almost in desparation, I chose a digital library devoted to
early American samplers, both the samplers themselves and the research
that surrounds them. The idea would be that one could go to one website to
examine the samplers and to read articles about them.
Now, this is very definitely a pie in the sky idea. I know that copyright
and the rights of the owners of pieces of art would be a big hurdle to
ever compiling something like this. *I am not* actually proposing to
undertake this, I am approaching this as an intellectual exercise that will combine
aspects of my class and my personal interests together.
So, that being said, what I am interested in is what people like you, who
have more than a passing interest in and knowledge of samplers, would be
interested in, if such a digital library would exist. Would you be more
interested in simply seeing the samplers? Would you be more interested in
scholarly articles that focus on the how-to of the samplers (i.e thread-count,
materials used, etc) or articles that are more about how samplers relate to
American history? Is there something else that I am missing that would be
of benefit? I must admit that I am thinking of paring it down slightly,
just to make it more manageable, but I would still be interested in your
I would really appreciate any and all input. A large part of this project
is "producing" a library that is tailored to a community's needs and
goals. Hearing directly from people who would potentially make up that
community would be of immense help to me.
Thank you so much for your time and any suggestions you may have!
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