AlabamaMosaic: How Does It Fit into the Museum Community?
AlabamaMosaic is a statewide project in which participating institutions create and manage their own collections of digital objects, and a central catalog makes these objects findable from the AlabamaMosaic Web site. Although originally created by the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, AlabamaMosaic has become a collaboration between academic libraries, public libraries, archives, historical societies, and museums. Project participants make their digital objects available through AlabamaMosaic so that the public can use them for educational and other non-commercial purposes. There are no fees to participate, and smaller organizations can get help in creating their digital collections. Midge Coates, Auburn University, Project Manager for AlabamaMosaic Project, will talk about the AlabamaMosaic project as a whole and about the benefits of participation for a small (or large) organization.