Brian Luna Lucero: Preservation and Citation of Digital History Projects, a Librarian’s Perspective

Hello, my name is Brian Luna Lucero. I have a Ph.D. in History from the University of New Mexico. I am currently the Digital Projects Librarian at Columbia University. In that role, I help Columbia‚Äôs librarians and faculty create digital collections and exhibits from Columbia’s extensive physical archives. 

I am excited to be part of the Six Shooters panel at WHA. It is an outstanding venue for bringing together the worlds of history and digital libraries. I will be discussing ways that historians can plan a long life for their digital projects and ensure that they can be used by other scholars in the future. I will present key questions about how digital projects operate, where they are stored, how they are described and how they can be cited. I will suggest the answers to those questions as I walk attendees through platforms, repositories, licensing, metadata and documentation.