Conference Proceeding: Footprints Redux: Utilizing Collaboration to Build Strong Projects

At the 2015 AJL conference in Washington, DC, there was a presentation about a fledgling project called Footprints, which had the ambitious goal of tracking the movement of all printed Jewish books from the hand-press era (through 1800). Since that time, Footprints has grown to world-renown, with partners across the United States, Europe and Asia. How did a small project between a librarian, two historians, and a Talmudist grow the way it did, with no paid staff or direct funding? This talk will discuss the power of collaboration in building and supporting projects that extend beyond the library.