• Mapping Diversity in the Collection

  • Presenters
    • Dawn Lawson, Head, Asia Library, University of Michigan
  • Description

    This poster describes a less frequently surfaced form of diversity, that is, diversity as an outcome of exposing hidden research library collections. The University of Michigan Library holds a set of 19th-century Japanese maps. They cannot be exhibited readily, and the fact that they are in Japanese creates a linguistic barrier for the map librarians. The maps became exposed when a Japanese studies professor held a graduate seminar exploring digital uses of them.

  • Format
  • Track
    • Collections and Access