The Albert B. Sabin Digitization Project: More to Check Out!

This fall, the Albert B. Sabin digitization project has been featured in several different places. I wanted to share all of them with you so you can check them out!

If you would like to see the slides from my presentation on the Sabin digitization project, please feel free to email the Winkler Center at

First, I want to tell you about my recent presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) Fall 2012 Meeting in October. My presentation, “The Albert B. Sabin Digitization Project: Reconstructing a Collection on the Web while Balancing Privacy, Restrictions, and Access,” was part of the session called, “Student Paper Session: Digital Reconstructions.” This was a great opportunity to discuss how Sabin project staff are dealing with sensitive issues, such as privacy and classified government information, in a digital collection. It was great sharing the project with the group at MARAC, and I even received a couple of questions at the end of the session. (MARAC plans to have all of their presentations from this meeting, including mine, available on their digital repository soon. Be sure to check it out!)

The other two places the Sabin project have been featured this fall are in a couple of newsletters:

  • The Fall 2012 issue of the Society of Ohio Archivists’ newsletter, the Ohio Archivist included a summary of the Spring 2012 annual meeting. Each session was discussed – including the “We Look at Giants” session where my colleague Doris Haag and I presented on the Sabin digitization project. Check out page 8 of the newsletter for a synopsis of our session by Lisa Rickey.
  • The October 2012 issue of the American Association for the History of Medicine’s NewsLetter has a brief description of the Sabin digitization project, under the Archives/Libraries/Museums section. Go to page 10 of the newsletter to read more.

If you are interested in getting a copy of my MARAC presentation slides or either of the articles listed above, please contact the Winkler Center at

In 2010, the University of Cincinnati Libraries received a $314,258 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize the correspondence and photographs of Dr. Albert B. Sabin. This digitization project has been designated a NEH “We the People” project, an initiative to encourage and strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture through the support of projects that explore significant events and themes in our nation’s history and culture and that advance knowledge of the principles that define America. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.