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Documenting Ferguson. Project Explanation and Purpose
User Education and Community Engagement with Content
To ensure that the content of DFP is easily accessible to the community, we will create educational resources
and programs that will allow for various forms and levels of engagement. Listed are ideas to engage in teaching
and outreach:
Research guide and workshops on Information, Media, and Visual Literacies.
Start to develop a library research collection dealing with policing, activism, and other themes related to
Ferguson unrest.
Traveling book/reading list poster
Recommended reading section on the issues
Partnership Development
We have started a list of individuals and organizations that we think will be valuable to reach out to regarding this
project. Please see the separate list. This area will take more time to flesh out, but we are continuing to work on this.
WUSTL Community Ferguson Community Greater St. Louis Area
Long-term Outcomes
End product
Because we are in the early stages of this project some of these ideas may change, but the DFP team envision
these results related to sustainability of the project, user education, and community engagement:
Funding in support of community engagement events in the form of talks, symposia, screenings, and
Creating a collection to support advanced research of policing and community protest
Training of librarians and the community on capturing oral histories
A celebration and recognition of the contributors
Student prizes/awards for use of DFP
Equip a library team to be ready to mobilize when historic events happen within the community to
document and preserve information
Website and Omeka collection usage
To assess usage of the DFP website, Shannon Davis has set up Google Analytics for both the project website and
the Omeka collection. Reviewing Analytics data will demonstrate increases in usage for the sites, particularly in
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