a. California Cultures Project Manager

Genie Guerard of the UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library has agreed to serve as overall Project Manager for the Online Archive of California (OAC) virtual archives project California Cultures.

California Cultures will draw on the extraordinarily rich resources across the libraries and museums of the University of California to create a “virtual” digital collection at CDL’s Online Archive of California (OAC) http://www.oac.cdlib.org.  This project will build an online research collection of primary resources comprised of approximately 18,000 digital images and 13,000 pages of electronic text available to students, teachers, scholars and the general public to serve as the basis for historical studies, analysis, interpretation and application to current events.  Additionally, these resources will enhance the growing collections in the Library of Congress American Memory Project.

Genie Guerard is the Digital Manuscripts Librarian for the UCLA Department of Special Collections.  Previously she coordinated the UCLA Libraries encoded archival description (EAD) finding aid program that formed a major component of the UC-EAD Project, the founding effort of the OAC database.  Genie holds a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from UCLA–where she participated in a research project analyzing the functionality of Getty’s online searchable databases–and an undergraduate degree in fine arts.