Conference Proceeding: An End and a Beginning: Reflecting on Archival Work Completed at the Nidhe Israel Synagogue in Barbados

At the AJL conference in 2016, Amalia Levi presented about ongoing archival work undertaken with the records of the Bridgetown Synagogue Restoration Project in Barbados. The project was completed in November 2016. In this presentation, she will focus on two topics: “lessons learned” and “now what.” Amalia will first discuss the process of partnering with the Digital Library of the Caribbean, the details of work performed, and the insights gained by seeking to reconcile the needs of archival description and arrangement with the requirements of the digital and the affordances of the interface. The second part of the presentation will describe how this project, rather than being “finished,” has led to opportunities for collaborations and possibilities for future projects building upon it, both on the island, as well as abroad.