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Poster or Presentation Title

Showcasing College Lake: A Special Collection on Digital Commons

Location

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

8-4-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

8-4-2020 1:15 PM

Department

Environmental Science

Abstract

The University of Lynchburg has a collection of photographs and articles related to College Lake, but this information is only available for students and faculty of the university. By using Digital Commons to archive data about College Lake, this information will become available to students, researchers, and the public in an easily accessible, organized database. Once in place, it is capable of being updated as time progresses.

Located in Lynchburg, Virginia, College Lake has served as a recreational and educational resource for residents and students of the surrounding area for over a century. It has now deteriorated so much that it is no longer an appealing place for these activities. Projects are currently underway to transition the lake to a wetland ecosystem.

The collection will be examined and sorted into groups, such as oral histories, photographs, scholarly research, and artistic projects, which will become the headings in the database. The database template will be developed and everything will be digitized through scanning or digital photography. Then, all digital data will be entered into the database. This will allow students, alumni, and others to see how the lake has changed since its inception, what is currently being done to it, and what is to come in the future. The archive will not only preserve College Lake’s history, but will continue to record the evolution of this ecosystem into the future.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Laura Henry-Stone

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Showcasing College Lake: A Special Collection on Digital Commons

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

The University of Lynchburg has a collection of photographs and articles related to College Lake, but this information is only available for students and faculty of the university. By using Digital Commons to archive data about College Lake, this information will become available to students, researchers, and the public in an easily accessible, organized database. Once in place, it is capable of being updated as time progresses.

Located in Lynchburg, Virginia, College Lake has served as a recreational and educational resource for residents and students of the surrounding area for over a century. It has now deteriorated so much that it is no longer an appealing place for these activities. Projects are currently underway to transition the lake to a wetland ecosystem.

The collection will be examined and sorted into groups, such as oral histories, photographs, scholarly research, and artistic projects, which will become the headings in the database. The database template will be developed and everything will be digitized through scanning or digital photography. Then, all digital data will be entered into the database. This will allow students, alumni, and others to see how the lake has changed since its inception, what is currently being done to it, and what is to come in the future. The archive will not only preserve College Lake’s history, but will continue to record the evolution of this ecosystem into the future.