The work of two researchers, Mercedes Agullo and Rita Arditti, is the raw material for the development of two projects using cloud-based turn-key solutions. The resulting digital libraries bring together primary and secondary sources to a global audience of scholars and researchers that previously could not access these valuable yet hidden scholarly works.
Mercedes Agulló y Cobo is a Spanish historian who, over the course of her career, has produced important scholarly reference works in the historiography of the book, painting, sculpture, and theater. The Library at UMass Boston was approached by a faculty member in Latin American & Iberian Studies interested in providing broad access to Agulló’s extensive, though largely inaccessible, body of work.
In the 1990s, Argentine-born activist and educator Rita Arditti traveled to Buenos Aires from the U.S. to interview the Abuelas (Grandmothers) of the Plaza de Mayo, a group founded in 1977 to search for children who were abducted or born into captivity during the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983.
Elder, Andrew; Riley, Joanne M.; Ortiz-Zapata, Daniel; Blum, Ann; and Coll-Tellechea, Reyes, "Building Bridges in the Clouds: Connecting Researchers and Hidden Works" (2013). Joseph P. Healey Library Publications. 17.
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These projects were a collaboration between the Joseph P. Healey Library and the Latin American and Iberian Studies department at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Poster presentation from the 2013 ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference, "Communities in the Cloud, the Commons, and the College," held on May 10, 2013, at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.