Conference Proceeding: Tracing the Jews of Barbados: Archival Dispersion and Digital ‘Repatriation’

At the 2017 AJL conference, Amalia presented on the archival processing and digitization of the Barbados Synagogue Restoration Project records. The resulting digital archives offer a glimpse into a series of initiatives to restore and develop the synagogue block and into Jewish life and history on this island in the Caribbean. At the same time, the completion of this project was not really an end, but the beginning of a quest to extend the information contained within. In this presentation, Amalia will discuss how digitization and links among digital archives can help a “digital repatriation” of dispersed collections.

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