VWC Digital Collections to Launch on Founders Day

09-07-2016

Virginia Wesleyan College will celebrate its first-ever Founders Day on Thursday, September 8, commemorating the founding of the College and recognizing important individuals in VWC history. In conjunction with this special day, Hofheimer Library will launch a VWC Digital Collections site that provides online access to materials from the College Archives and other special library collections. The current content focuses on Founders Day, with both a Founders Day collection and a Founders Day exhibit. The site will grow to include a yearbook collection, a College newspaper collection and more as additional materials are digitized and cataloged. The site was implemented by Technical Services Librarian Sophie Rondeau, who learned new technologies and metadata schema to produce high-quality digital materials in a user-friendly interface. College Archivist Dr. Stephen Mansfield curated the content, provided guidance on which items would help tell the story of Founders Day and wrote much of the site’s narrative. “The Founders Day collection and exhibit stand as a proof of concept for what will be a growing digital archive of materials about the College and community,” VWC President Scott D. Miller wrote in a Nota Bene on Wednesday. The Virginia Wesleyan College community will celebrate Founders Day on Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The event will be webcast at https://boxcast.tv/view/founders-day-convocation-434109.