Conference Proceeding: Harvard Judaica Joint Digital Projects

The Judaica Collection of the Harvard Library has as its mission the documentation of the Jewish people throughout history in order to support teaching and research at Harvard and to serve as a resource for the global scholarly community. One of the key components in carrying out that mission is the documentation of Jewish life and culture in the State of Israel. This session will describe the transformative impact of digital technology on the Judaica Collection’s mission through a series of joint digital projects carried out by the Harvard Library’s Judaica Division in partnership with the National Library of Israel, the Central Zionist Archives, the Jewish National Fund Archives, the Center for Jewish Art at Hebrew University, the Israel Museum, the Israel Architecture Archive, the Israel Theater Archive at Tel Aviv University, the Yigal Allon Center, the Hebrew Union College Klau Library, the Alliance Israelite Universelle, the National Library of Poland, and other institutions and individuals. Many of the projects in Israel are carried out in cooperation with the Intangible Cultural Heritage unit at the Israeli Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage.