Building Special Collections: Lessons from Digitizing, Organizing, and Archiving the Sam Sheppard Collection

Special collections showcase unique and rare holdings for any library; they can increase visibility and access far beyond the library’s borders. Join us to hear about the process of building one such collection at Engaged Scholarship@CSU, Cleveland State University’s repository.

CSU’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library was gifted with 50-plus boxes of materials from the 1954 Sam Sheppard trial. Learn how the library made strategic choices with image collections, timelines, and other customizations to tackle this major project.

Now well into building a showcase for the collection in EngagedScholarship@CSU, Rebecca Mattson, Collection Development Librarian, and Susan Altmeyer, Digital Content Librarian, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, discuss the library’s workflow and all the challenges along the way.